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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 136
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.

IBU: 68

(Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006)
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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Received in a trade from SPLITGRIN?

Dark amber colored beer with a mostly white head. Looks pretty creamy. Generous lacing.

Aroma was extremely sweet. Hoppy and sweet. I detect a hit of Rye but mostly, this one is sweet and alcoholic. Plenty of maltiness.

Sweet tasting. Hop bitterness smacks the toungue at the end. Caramel maltiness. Rye comes around at the end as well.

Not bad. Medium bodied. Sticky sweet on the toungue and teeth, yet dry finishing as well. Kind of weird. This one was way too sweet for me. There was a nice hop bitterness at the back but way too much sweetness up front. Not a fan of this one.

SaCkErZ9, Feb 08, 2008
Photo of Bitterbill
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

I got this in a trade with Joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours from 12oz bottle a clear copper with about a 2 finger head of foam and good lacing and boy, the head retention is very nice indeed.

The smell is a strong grapefruit but there's also some sweet malt sneaking through the cracks.

The taste has good notes of grapefruit which, btw, aren't as strong as I would have expected from the nose(not a bad thing!), roasted malt, some bread, some earthy tones, and caramel malt in the background. Nice medium mouthfeel here and it finishes slightly tart, slightly sweet. Good tasting brew!

I've only had a few beers that have Rye listed in the name but the one's I've tried have all turned out to be quite tasty and satisfying.

Bitterbill, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of Goliath
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours a deep red, almost brown color with a thin coat of tannish head.

Aroma carries some good hoppy notes, showcasing some citrus and spice. Rye imparts a noticeable aroma.

Taste is good with flavors of rye giving a bready feel, as well as some citrusy hop that makes for a noticeable bitterness.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, good amount of carbonation.

Great beer

Goliath, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +1%

Recently released in 4-packs, sampled from a 12 oz. bottle.

Deep mahogany that glints red under stronger light. Spotty lace that coats the glass. Head retention is good, foam sticks around for a good half hour.

Earthy and bready rye in the nose, some indication of hops as well.

It feels more substantial than when I last had a pint on draft. Medium bodied with some leafy hop bitterness in the background.
Caramel, rye bread, with a nice bittering hop throughout.

Very nice and sessionable, possibly 2 Brothers most popular brew.

emerge077, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of jeonseh
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Got this from a bomber that I picked up the last one of at the Liquor Bucket.

A - Was really surprised by how dark this beer was. A dark brown/copper mixture with a small bit of carbonation flowing through it. The sheen is rather glossy on the beer and it makes it look rather attractive. A small head came up at first that was a light cream and brown mixture but it faded away pretty quickly.

s - smells a bit like caramel and sweetness mixed in with some fruit flavors as well. Kinda smells like a belgian actually but with a big hit of caramel malts that usually don't find in the strong dark ales. I would say it smells like this beer has the belgian fruit esters though I don't know if it actually does or not but at least to me it smells like it does. Like this one a lot and once again not what I thought it would be.

T - Taste is rather sweet with a very light hops presence that I can pick up on. Taste a lot of caramel/toffee and also a bit of plums and grapes is mixed in there as well. It reminds me of a sweeter belgian strong dark which just reminds me of how it smells as well. At the end there is a light bit of bitter that hits the mouth and sticks around at the end. A nice contrast to the sweeter flavors that hit the mouth originally.

MF - kinda thick and sticky in the mouth which goes rather well with the sweet and caramely aspects that first hit the mouth. there is a light carbonation that hits the mouth later and goes a bit nicely with the more bitter feelings that hit the mouth as well.

D - really a good beer that I would definitely drink again and could drink easily while hanging out. Definitely not as hoppy as I expected it to be especially since the bottle says it was a hopped up red rye ale. Nevertheless still a very good beer and one they should brew all year round so we could enjoy it all the time. Hope it at least comes back at some point. the only problem is that I only bought one so I guess that is not a possibility. Note that is my own fault and does not hurt the drinkability of this beer.

jeonseh, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Much thanks to my coworkers for this gift, especially fellow BAers chonyr and raider.

A clear mahogany brew. A one finger off white head formed on the pour before dissipating. Fairly mildly carbonated. Decntly laced, somewhat fine and slightly sticky.

Caramel, some diacetyl and a red apple esteriness. The sweetness from the palm sugar comes through on the nose, and the rye grain with its earthy bite reveals itself and some citrusy hops come in the end of the nose.

I like rye, really enjoy rye beers, and the few I've had from Two Brothers so far. Been anxious to try this one. Pretty similar to the nose, some musty yeast, a noticeable residual sweetness from the palm sugar, and a toasted quality thrown into the mix. Rye really makes itself known from middle to end on this one. Citrusy hops and a decent level of bitterness show up at the finish, mostly orange blossom flavoured, but hints of grapefruit peal and pine also present.

A very nice medium bodied brew. Somewhat slick and creamy, and a very nice balance between the malts, a touch forward on the rye, and the grains and sugar are nicely counterpointed by the hops.

Recommended for fans of rye beers. Fairly drinkable, and almost sessionable except the 7% abv would catch up with one sooner rather than later. More good stuff from Two Brothers. This bomber is going down quite nicely, my only complaint is that this is the only bottle i have.

demcorhip, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of Mdog
3.23/5  rDev -21%

Appearance: Deep red, big head, good lacing.

Smell: I sniffed and sniffed, maybe a vague citrus and a little bread.

Taste: Lots of tangy rye and an astringent bitterness. Very dry finish.

Drinkability: Not available in Minnesota, kind of weird to have more than one in a sitting.

An interesting beer, I was expecting a lot more hop flavor since it is supposedly "hopped-up", but mostly my take-away was the strong rye flavor. Decent to try, but I probably won't have it again.

Mdog, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of AylwinForbes
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

"It's warm!" Dulcie exclaims, surprised by the higher temperature of the cask compared with the regular tap. I blush. I thought I had died and gone to heaven to see a barman pull a pint. The cask version is delectably seductive, and incredibly drinkable. That muddy red slightly hazy appearance and molasses/grainy aroma. Taste is a complex mixture of molasses, malt, hop.

AylwinForbes, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured a deep murky amber hue with half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a robust sweet malt with a smattering of floral hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront toasted grainy malt, some caramel sweetness and a spicy rye element. Some flowery hop toward the finish helped to dry the beer out. Excellent toasted malt at the finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry and toasted residue.

Overall a very tasty and complex beer. Thanks to unclejedi for this one.

plaid75, Jan 09, 2008
Photo of seaoflament
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Thanks to my Secret Santa sprinkle for this one.

Pours a muddy red and brown color with a decent inch of foam.

Aromas of citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, a bit of mango, and peaches. Toasted bread and some caramel dominate the malt. A few grassy aromas and I also pick up a bit of fresh pomegranate. Then, after it gets close to room temp, there are some apple peels, pear, and maybe a bit of grapes.

Sweet malt upfront with some spices and followed by rye bread and bitter citrus. The finish is a little dry from the rye and also spicy and tangy. A pretty sweet tasting beer yet well balanced with some hop bite. A fruity taste develops as the beer warms up and a hint of alcohol is detected as well.

A very good red ale with a rye and citrus twist.

seaoflament, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of gpcollen1
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a dark rust red into my Carlsberg Imperial Pint. Head rises quite high and holds in an off white uneven cloud. Aromas are sweet and grainy, breadlike, with a light dry hint of hops.

Taste is much stronger than the nose. A rich and creamy body with lots of grain in the taste. Sweetness rides in there and sticks through the bitter and dry finish.

This one is very nice for sure. I do love rye brews and all the hops in this makes it finish nice and dry but still sweet...

gpcollen1, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Appears slightly hazed deep copper amber with a large off white cream head leaves even lacing around. Aroma has sweet roasted caramel aspects with flowing herbal and mild citrus notes along with a spicy rye kick. Flavor is great I have no clue what Thai palm sugar tastes like but this beer is so unique with the combination of spicy rye, herbal and citrus hop tones, and caramel roastiness. Strong flow of hop oils carrying the bitterness to the edge. Mouthfeel is sticky with hop resins evenly carbonated very smooth, glides going down medium bodied. Drinkability is nice an all around very complex drinking beer that I hope to see again soon.

WVbeergeek, Nov 03, 2007
Photo of umustdrink
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%

A - Mahogany colored with a thin white head, rocky, fading to a film. Good amount of lacing.

S - Spicy malts, you can definitely tell there's Rye involved here. It's slightly peppery and almost hot spicy. Balancing the malts is a lightly bitter grapefruity hop.

T - Taste is a lot like a good amber, but the malts are augmented with a spicy rye character. Like a good amber, theres a nice piny hoppy balance. The finish is a warm malty character that is slightly hoppy-bitter.

M - Texture is very creamy at points. Carbonation is medium, providing just the right amount of bite.

D - An excellent rye beer, comparable to Red's rye but creamier which is very good. I love rye beers and I wish they were more accessible.

umustdrink, Oct 20, 2007
Photo of franksnbeans
4.13/5  rDev +1%

Presented to me clear amber with orange hue and a cream head that laces heavily. Nose is bread, spicy rye malt and a little hops. Tastes nice and hoppy with a big malty balance and the rye shows up at the bitter end. Medium in the mouth and very drinkable. Overall a delightful rye IPA that is worth trying.

franksnbeans, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of bassmantin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours a nice rich amber color with moderate head and lacing. I can't smell much in it. If anything, all I detect is the smell of alcohol. A little unimpressed. The taste is a surprise... maltier than I expected with only a hint of hops in the aftertaste. I would have liked more hoppiness to balance this out a little more. The rye is somewhat apparent, but not as dominating as in, say, a Founder's Red's Rye. Still enjoyable and unique.

bassmantin, Sep 23, 2007
Photo of Sixpoint
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

I love a good rye beer, and this one fit the bill.

Poured with a copper russet hue, it had a spicy fruit hop nose and a lingering chocolate malt undertone.

In the taste, I found a distinct and signature coconut flavor, perhaps a result of the fermented palm sugar.

Despite its strength, the beer was rather drinkable and easy to consume. I was amazed how quickly I finished the bomber.

Well done.

Sixpoint, Sep 12, 2007
Photo of shroompod
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Bottle poured cold into goblet. Darkish brown, somewhat cloudy , small head, no lacing.

Smell is faintly caramel, not smelling a lot, could be my allergies.

The beer pulls through with nice hop bite , maltiness , and some crispness with I'd assume comes from the sugar and rye.

Mouthfeel is thin, and under carbonated.

Overall drinkability is pretty good, although I won't be seeking this one out.

shroompod, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a smooth and creamy crystal malt and rye scent along with a wonderful hop aroma. It's bitter with a bit of rye spiciness. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop flavor that blends nicely with the crystal and rye malts. It's incredibly smooth and light for a beer at 7%. Rye is the new trend in brewing and I couldn't be happier. It's spicey flavor lends itself well to hoppy beers. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's complex all the way through; a great beer!

WesWes, Aug 28, 2007
Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Something a bit different and very tasty and pleasant. Summit hops, plum sugar which gives interesting drinkable characterist while being fresh fruit sweet. A good showing of rye, with vanilla.Everyone I shared this with had a different take, reflecting the complexity successfully created, different fruits, citrus. Complex aroma as well.

Sammy, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of mdm46410
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a shaker. This ale poured a dark brownish amber color with a thick, rocky, beige head that slowly subsided, leaving some extra thick, sticky lacing around the glass. The aroma was very strong and consisted of a huge floral, citrus hop presence, along with some caramel malt sneaking in behind the hops. The flavor was decently hoppy and bitter, but the citrus elements appeared to have been mellowed out quite a bit by the palm sugar. This seemed to give the beer some brandy and vanilla characteristics. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a slightly slick, oily feel, along with light carbonation. A very enjoyable and unique beer from Two Brothers.

mdm46410, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of lackenhauser
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Very nice red color with a huge, fluffy off white head. Nice level of hoppiness to it with a crisp bite in there. Heavy handed hop bitterness in the flavor. Terriffic creaminess and soft malt taste. Nice crispness from the rye. The creamy flavor really balances nicely against the heavy hop flavors. Great body-very full and smooth. Just a great beer all around. Very enjoyable.

lackenhauser, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of BlindPig
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

A- HUGE airy off white head on a light cloudy darker red body.
S- Rye comes through nicely, spices, citrus hops, grapefruit, grass, and few earthy tones as well.
T- Very interesting and different flavor. Citrus and grass hops blended in a sugary body. Rye comes through nicley and adds a nice twist to the flavor. A light hint of spices come through and builds up on tongue. Light alcohol warms back throat. Rye, dry, light bitterness, and grass flavors all stick around for the aftertaste.
M- Way to carbonated IMO. Medium/full body with really high carbonation.
D- It is a very decent beer. Few things I don't like but mostly it is a very tasty beer. I wouldn't mind drinking more of this at all.

BlindPig, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of BeerTruth
4.13/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to dchatfield for this one.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear rustic amber hue with a fluffy two finger off-white head that slowly dies down to a nice lacing. Webbing is very good, sticky from here to there. Smell is clean and crisp with sweet citric friut aromas with a floral scent as well, a bit weaker than I would like. When I first take the initial sip it's almost like fresh brewed iced tea (with carbonation) but then the hop rye flavor emerges. Sweet caramel malt balances perfectly with the citric hop/rye bite. Almost a kettle corn popcorn flavor to it, yummy. Creamy medium bodied mouthfeel with little carbonation. Ends pretty dry, but in a pretty good way. Drinkability is great, no alcohol in the nose or on the tongue, hidden very well. I said it before, and I'll say it again...more breweries need to make rye beers. Good work Two Brothers.

BeerTruth, Jul 19, 2007
Photo of blitheringidiot
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

A Christmas present from AprilLuvs beer. Thanks.

Pours a ruddy amber with a soapy fading khaki headcap leaving suds lace.

Sweet nose of candy lolipop and floral aromas. There is a solid malt bill nose in there too.

First swigs: Table sugar and tea sweet front. Raw chewy grain and very bitter orange peel finish.

Feel is a tad cloying and suary sweet. Medium body with plenty of carbonation zip.

blitheringidiot, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of prototypic
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance: It's a dark brown-reddish color with a foamy two finger head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: A little light on the nose. It has a light grainy taste. Hops are noticeable, but not overly strong. Light caramel-toffee malt smell.

Taste: Initially, it's slightly grainy or earthy which I'm sure is the rye factor.Toffee malt adds a bit of a sweetness to the mix. Hops are bitter and noticeable, but again, not over the top. Pretty well balanced overall.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, carbonated well, and very smooth. Very drinkable beer. Overall, this is a very well done brew. Certainly one I recommend.

prototypic, Jul 15, 2007
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.