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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 144
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
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Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

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
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Photo of jackorain
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep amber/red color, clear very nice 3/8 inch head from bartender pour. Head is made up of very fine bubbles and hang around a very long while. As it did recede it left very nice lace.

S-Huge spicy rye bread aroma, floral hops, spicy hops and caramel malt.

T-Very simialr to nose, starts out with a nice spicy rye kick. The caramel malts comes in the middle with nice sweetness. This is followed quickly by a burst of spicy and floral hops. A touch of citrus hop comes through that wasn't noticed initally in the nose. finish is again spicy and also bitter.

M-Medium body with an inherent creaminess, Very fine carbonation carried the flavors throughout the pallet.

D-this is a very fine beer. I could easily toss back several of these babies and will seek it out again.

Photo of Biggness
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap last night @ DEKS, I had it right after the Brooklyn Grand Cru and it held its own vs a top notch beer. This beer poured a dark clear amber with a very minimal head. The smell is of hops and rye malts. I was amazed with the tast seeing how clear the beer was it was full of flavor. A wonderful hoppy rye, there seems to be alot of them around now and I love it. The flavor is very crisp and deep. The main flavors I get are nuts, bitter hops and wonderful creamy malty flavor. The mouthfeel was very pleasant and it is certainly a very drinkable beer.

Photo of wheelinshirt
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown longneck bottle from Abe's in Bethlehem as part of a mixed six pack for $11. Poured into a dimple mug.

Clear caramel red color with a big light tan head that slowly recedes leaving big rings of lacing down the glass. Medium size CO2 bubbles rise up to support the crowning head--no complaints here.

Smell is IPA like, this rye beer is heavily hopped and at 7% is verging on DIPA territory. American hops dominate, I can't really smell the spicy rye on this one.

Taste is, at first, mostly bitter. There was a slightly metallic taste that really put me off but it seemed to fade as I drank on. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness, backed by a nice amount rye spiciness. My only complaints are the metallic taste and a slight overhopping.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium light, there is some alcohol present to warm the throat though you dont taste it.

Drinkability is limited only by one's tolerance for hops. This is really a RyePA, and at 7% ABV ends up tasting like a pretty big beer. It is good, though, and it's biggest fault was the metallic taste. A very good tasting and fantastic looking beer. If you can find it at a reasonable price, pick up a couple.

Photo of tiger88
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque caramel color in the glass. A huge bubbly off white head erupts and slowly dissipates leaving sticky lacing all around. Smells equally of caramel and hops. Very balanced, pleasant aroma. Nothing overwhelms the olfactory. The taste is outstanding! The hops and rye play off each other to make this a creamy IPA. the hops are not a present in the initial taste but really come up in the back of the tongue. the taste is as well balanced as the nose. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nothing hangs on too long but one can easily distinguish the different flavors. Drinkibility is a little lower just from a taste perspective. Unless you stick with a really hoppy follow up, your taste buds will not be happy.

Photo of Natural510
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright copper-red with thick, sticky head which coats the glass well.
Smells strongly of piney hops with sweet malt backing, and a nuanced grapefruit overtone.
Solid bite of resinous hops and rye; the combination leaves quite a bitter edge. Sweet malts attempt to balance out the bitterness, an uphill battle they pull off quite successfully. Overall orange-citrus & floral notes round out the flavor.
Goes down smooth considering the hop & rye character; quite refreshing and a nice puckering in the mouth from the ingredients.
My first rye ale; for me it's a standard West Coast American IPA with an added dimention. Will purchase again for a bitter fix in the future.

Photo of number1bum
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BeerTruth for this one.

Pours a dark red copper color, pretty good clarity with about a finger of khaki head. Although the head is not substantial it does retain a nice, solid lace and leave some rings of stick.

Smell is quite bready with some caramel and toasted malt to go along with some fruity hops. There's a nice spicy rye note, as well.

Just like the smell there is a solid bready malt base with some caramel sweetness and a bit of a toasted note, which is a perfect backdrop for the rye, which is spicy but blends nicely. Also a good dose of fruity hops, with a moderate level of bitterness that lingers into the finish with some peppery rye spice. This is well put together but the rye is maybe a bit too aggressive. The aftertaste is quite spicy and a few sips into this it starts to overwhelm some of the other flavors, especially the hops. I wish those were allowed to shine just a bit more.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice and creamy but also pretty crisp and the rye provides some dryness through the finish.

This is a pretty tasty beer but for my taste I'd like to see a bit more hop flavor to offset the spicy rye. If you are a rye beer fan this one will certainly give you your fix.

Photo of errantnight
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Man, I love hoppy rye beers, and this is no exception.

This one came from Joe1510 as part of a gigantic collection of awesomeness.

Pours a ruby-brown with a finger of head... but this is a tenacious, creamy, rich, and thick head with attractive lacing.

Aroma is spicy and citric, warm toast and a toffee note.

Taste showcases a slightly rough bittering note beneath a layer of sugar toast and lemon. Rye spice around the edges. Clean finish, but the rough bittering stands through.

A creamy, medium body. Perfect.

In general, I love the look, aroma, and taste of this beer... but it sits rather heavy, and the bittering is particularly forward. Still, a great example of the style, and worth picking up, and perhaps even seeking out for fans of the style. I know I am.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a reddish brown with small off-white head, lightly fizzy, good retention, leaving some lacing in a pint glass.

S: Solid smell of some sweet and smoky brown malt, pineapple, very floral hops.

T: Definitely sweet at the forefront, I got a lot of caramel malt and brown sugar. Hops are give a dry citrus and some tropical flavour. Only problem was an annoying coppery metallic aftertaste that dropped the score down from a solid 4. Ends with that along with some bitter dry hops and rye spice.

M: Light carbonation, fairly light body, resiny, some residual sugar character for sure, metallic.

D: A nice rye beer from a brewery I have never tried before, but Founder's Red and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye are in another category all together in comparison.

Photo of johanvond
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cane and Eble started out with a tall creamy head with pleanty of bubbles. It sits tall over a clean dark amber body. Great lacing acompanies an aroma of plumbs, brown sugar, alcohol and some hop aroma. The body is moderately thick with a pleasant almost creamy mouthfeel. Cane and Eble displays a great balence of toasty rye malt and hops. There are undertones of plumbs and dark fruit sweetness. The progression of flavor on your pallet goes as such, fruit, rye, hops, with a carmel, hop,and fruit aftertaste.
Try it with Soba noodles, veggies and tofu in a garlic sesame sauce.

Photo of dohastmich
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from bottle

A - beautiful bright red colour, with head that disapears almost instantly

S - Reminds me off a passion-fruit-like smell nothing too overpowering

Taste - hops hit you immediately in the begining and fills your mouth with flavor, slight taste of rye at the end

M/D - the taste is full and enjoyable, you would not know that this is 7% if you didnt read the label.

Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Snifter. pours a clear, murky amber body with some ruby hues. nice beige head that recedes rather quick yet, left some sticky lacing.

S: Well-balanced hop bouquet of pine, citrus, and earthy notes. Wonderful aroma of caramel malt with a hint of rye.

T: sweet caramel flavors, some roasted malts, as well as some rye. the hops come through with some citrus, pine, and just a dash of my mom's perfume. Didn't get the palm sugar though.

M: Very smooth and creamy. perfect carbonation level. Big palate on this one. medium to heavy body.

D: great first impression of this brewery. I was impressed with this beer, and definitely recommend it.

Photo of Deuane
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a couple of bottles of this lately since I had not had it in a long time. Thanks much to Ffej for the hook up for a few of them.

A=Deep, clear rusty amber body with a small off-white/light tan head that reduced to a thin ring. Some light sticky webbed lace left behind.

S-Sweet malts AND citrus at the same time. Nice...like sniffing a bowl of mandarin oranges,

T- Blast of sweet caramel malt followed quickly by citrusy hop goodness. A very nice sweetness flows through the sip and then ends on a dry note...thanks rye malt!

M-Medium light body with a very smooth feel. This may be just a bit on the light side for me. I wouldnt mind a bit more body to support the sweetness.

D-I like the sweet/citrus hop combo. A very easy to drink and enjoyable brew. Good sharp hoppy bitterness flows nicely throughout to beer to be met with the sweetness from the malt and palm sugar and ends with the dryness of the rye....well done!

Photo of Shiredave
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had 2 pints of this at The Golden Rail and would have had more if I wasnt driving.

Rich, red / amber color with excellent clarity but a thin, whispy whitish head and some specks of lace.

Aroma is all hop ( Simcoe Im told - thanx for the link Jeff) with alot of grain sweetness to match. Great floral and citrus nose combines with the caramel malt notes to make this a very yummy smellin beer.

Delicious toffee flavors up front that slides quickly into a fruity charater which blends perfectly with the fresh, hoppy grass and citrus stuff goin on. Wonderful balance and grain complexity - the Rye is on the fringes but helps give depth to the dry, hoppy finish that lingers for a long, long time. The 7% abv is well folded into the mix making this slightly dangerous in it's remarkable drinkability.

Great Hybrid beer - the palm sugar is interesting - though I have no idea why. A new favorite - thanks brothers - keep it up please!

Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber/brown with a small head that settles quickly. Large amounts of sticky lacing is left on the glass. Swirling the beer leaves a thick cap.

Citrus hops fill the nose. Just hints of malt lies in the background.

The flavor is dominated by the hops. Citrus flavors at first but there is a sour twang noticed before the bitter returns on the finish.

Has a surprising light body. It does not carry the bitterness of the beer very well. Carbonation is adequate without being intrusive.

A very hoppy beer. I would prefer more of the rye to come through. High ABV and bitterness limits consumption.

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Opaque murky amber with an inch of dense foam that retains exceptionally well.

Smell: A somewhat muted aroma of burnt sugar and resiny hops with a hint of rye. A subtle fruitiness comes out as it warms.

Taste & mouthfeel: A touch of caramelized sugar and a ton of rye. Fruity and earthy, malty but not especially sweet. Medium/light-bodied. A blast of piney bitterness comes out in the finish; this stuff has a big hop smack but man is it nice.

Drinkability: Could easily drink a few of these, damn good stuff.

Edit: Had this again recently and it was nowhere close to being as good as I remembered. Did they tweak the recipe?

Photo of gford217
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Jeager poured into a snifter.

Pours a beautiful deep, clear copper with a small dense off-white head. There is a good ring and some foam along the top throughout with very good lacing along the sides. Absolutely wonderful looking brew. The smell more hops than rye with a huge citrus and floral aroma up front with grapefruit leading the way. The rye malt is in the background but noticeable. The taste has some of the same stuff but with a heavier malt presence that balances the hops nicely. There is also more sweetness in the backbone of the taste with molasses and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium for a rye beer, very creamy and smooth but with a fairly dry, crisp finish. Drinkability is good on this one and I would rate it right up there with the best rye beers I've tasted. Highly recommended.

Photo of brewdoc75
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a clear, amber-brown color into my pint glass. A soft white head sits atop and dwindles to a nice lace. Good carbonation, but not too much. The aromas are pleasant. There is a definite hop presence with some citrusy and earthy tones. The malts come out strong in the nose as well. The flavor is pretty solid. It starts with a citrusy hoppy bite, with some subtle floral and earthy notes. This is followed by some caramel flavored malts. The beer finishes with a slightly sweet flavor from the palm sugar. You do get a bit of they rye spiciness in the aftertaste too. The mouthfeel is smooth when it hits the mouth. The beer finishes dry.

Overall a damn fine beer. Nothing out of this world, but definitely something a bit different for the hopheads and pale ale fans. It is pretty drinkable, however the price was a bit steep (12.99 for a 4-pack). I would definitely recommend grabbing a pint sometime. I don't think I'll pick it up again in bottles due to the price though.

Photo of leif86
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby colored brew with a slightly off white, foamy head with excellent retention.

S: Spice from the rye. An excellent hop aroma along with what I think resembles the smell of vanilla extract.

T: Deliciously bitter (grapefruit like) without being over powering. This stays with you for a while. Spice from the rye. Chocolate and caramel as well.

M: Very creamy, perfect carbonation. Lingers in your mouth without being sticky.

D: Superb. Simple as that.

Photo of tjfontaine
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this beer at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul MN recently - a very nice Rye Beer with a taste common to Amber Ales which I like ... I bought 4 bottles of this beer today at the four firkins in St. Louis Park MN ...

This beer has a bit of hoppyness and tastes to me like a bit lighter version of Surly Furious.

I would have this beer again.

Photo of Jettanbass9
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark butterscotch with a thin white lacing. Ruby red highlights that appear crystal clear. Good looking beer.

S - slight vanilla and caramel with a slight spiciness of the rye. floral hops are balanced along with highlights of malt. After taking a sip i am picking up on some sort of oak or slightly resinous wood. Incredible balance to a red rye.

T - smooth vanilla and caramel balance a slightly spicy undertone of rye. Again, incredible balance keeps the rye balanced. No bite from the bitterness of the hops just floral note that melds with the malt charecter. Layers of flavor picked up on just one sitting.

M - Smooth and slick, a slight spiciness comes about as the beer touches the back of the tounge. A balanced dextrinous beer proves to be quite evident.

D - I wish i could have bought a case. One sitting is not enough... I try to savor each sip to preserve the lone bottle. A very easy drinking brew.

Photo of dsa7783
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, twelve ounce bottle copped from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan for $3.00...
"A hopped-up red, rye ale" on the front logo sticker..
According to the bottle, this beer was brewed with rye and palm sugar...
Pours a ruby-red, tawny, dark-amber hue with a minimal head that deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Hints of amber, caramel, malts, and hops dominated the aroma...
Taste included a strong presence of rye on the tongue along with a nice balance of malts and hops, caramel, a hint of vanilla, and slight candied sugars...
No bitterness or alcohol detected, and the brew concluded with a sweet finish...
Good stuff...

Photo of Murchmac
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ncvbc for the chance to try this "retired" beer. Love the label, it has a cross between mickey mouse's ears and a radiation fallout logo with the human form of satan in dress shoes cutting down crops.

Pours a clear copper red with some orange highlights. Not much of a head. Some white foam.

Smells a hoppy, sweet, dark sugar, some dry rye. It's a kaleidoscope of smells. I can see the aroma.

One of those beers your tastes buds react to even before it gets on your tongue. And with every sip your tongue starts to taste before the beer hits it. Kinda like when you feel yourself drool as you smell sausage cooking.

Great sweet, creamy, hoppy, spicy, tastes with a deliciouso rye aftertaste. I was expecting something like Hop Rod Rye, but this is a great suprise, like finding 20 bucks in your pocket you didnt know was there.

Hope this beer unretires, if not i'll have to find it playing golf in florida.

Photo of blakesell
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a clear red with a finger thick head of solid foam. Carbonation is an off cream tan color and lingers for a good ten minutes. Lacing clings to the sides of the glass in thick rings.

Smell- Thick citrus hops and slight rye that grows in aroma as the beer warms. Citrus is very hard to get past, not that this is a bad thing. A slight ethanol scent comes through in the finish as the beer warms.

Taste- Creamy with citrus and piney hops leaping upon the tongue. Standard base malts and rye balance out the finish very well. No real alcoholic warmth. Slightly soapy and spicy. Bitterness is balanced and tingles slightly.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium in carbonation, mouth-coating, full-bodied, effervescent, and hoppy as all get out.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, alcohol is undetectable. A panty dropper of the IPA world.

Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark amber with 2 fingers of creamy off-white head. Retains very nicely, leaving a good looking latticework of lace behind. The aroma is dominated by rye notes and caramel sweetness but I'm also picking up some hints of citrus and light hops in the backend.

The taste, much like the aroma, has a firm base of rye and caramel malt presence that is well surrounded by a nice, dry hopped bitterness. Unfortunately, also like the aroma, I can definitley tell that a certain degree of hop fade had taken hold, telling me that this one's just about past its prime. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a really nice smooth and easygoing feel with a creamy carbonation that screams "Drink Me!" And 7%? What 7%? I couldn't even feel it!

Wow! This is one very tasty and easy drinking offering from Two Brothers, with full use of the rye notes, a delicous creamy carbonation, and even with some hop fade, some fantastic dry hopped character. I'm all over this stuff next time it's released, as I'm sure it's incredible fresh!

Photo of roan22
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Somehow Jeff of TJs Everyday managed to score a keg of this limited, lusciously smooth, hoppy red ale.

Its a nice dark ruby color with smallish white head. It tasted a little boozy, with notes of dark liquor/Sugar In The Raw balancing the bitter grapefruity hops nicely.

As the pint went down and the booze kicked in, I was feeling no pain. This is a very tasty beer, in fact, its really damn good. Its just a little too strong for me to be able to drink more than one of, and then get into the car, hence the drinkability score of 4.

Excellent beer

Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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