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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,494 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 144
Gots: 148 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

a: clear dark amber body. a two finger tan head with decent retention and lacing.

s: spicy rye, floral hops, bready malts and sugar.

t: a nice mixture of all the things listed above, but i could of done with a little less palm sugar.

m: full body, full flavor and decent carbonation. has a creamy feel to it as it goes down. and leaves a dry finish

o: i really enjoy this rye beer, i just wish it was a little less sugary.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Treebs
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF anniversary pint glass. Best by 2/20/2012 on the bottle.

A: Pours a deep amber, almost cherrywood like color with lighter amber edges. A two finger, off white head forms on the pour and leaves some nice sticky webbings of lace.

S: Nice floral hops, some rye spice, little bit of citrus zest, and some honey-like sweetness that I can only assume is the palm sugar.

T: The palm sugar gives this an odd sweetness upfront that doesn't seem to really blend mesh with the rest of the drink. It is nice though with some rye spice, a little bit of fruitiness, mainly apples and pears, and some nice sweet floral hops.

M: This is what kills it for me. I don't know if it was just my bottle, but it had some below average cabonation and it really turned into a sticky mess. I was expecting some stickiness with the style, but the lack of carbonation almost turned into a syrup. The body was full flavored though.

O:If the body had more carbonation I would have really enjoyed this, but it really knocked it down a couple pegs. I will revisit in the future and hopefully it was just my bottle. The flavors were nice though and it was probably the best tasting offering from Two Brothers.

Photo of dexterk1
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Has a nice head of a few inches and a nice deep red color.
Odor is somewhat neutral. Slight odor of citrus and floral.
Taste is floral as well. Also has a sour note from the rye. Mouth feel is hearty but not overly heavy.
Overall one of the best two brothers beers. A very good rye beer in general.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at the Whole Foods on Houston Street in New York and saw that the reviews are good on here. I like this style because of the hops and full-bodied aspect and this beer certainly did not let me down. It was easy to drink, flavorful, and had just the right amount of sweetness in it to complement everything. In short, this was the most pleasant surprise that I had in a long time!

This beer had a wonderful pour to it, with a deep brown hue that was radiant and light in the middle. The head lasted for quite a long time and the lacing could have been a bit better, even though it was present for most of my drinking session. As for the taste, it was quite strong of sugar, with some pine up front. That gave way to a more earthy and richer back, that had just a bit of floral and lemon underneath the sharp hops. The mouthfeel was nicely balanced and the back cleaned like mint, in terms of the taste and strength of it. The complexities were here but this never felt too overpowering or overdone. Instead, this had a very up-front feel that lasted from start to finish.

To be sure, there was alcohol too but it never felt too strong. This is a Rye Beer and a great example of that, as there was just a hint of spice to offset the sweetness. I loved this beer and even though it's not for everyone, Two Brothers has a winner here. I'd certainly buy this again!

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

Taupe lumpy lacey head. Gooey, funky, bitter orange hops with a touch of caramel on the nose.
A bit of red currant and toffee and some rye spice, then resiny orange rind hops.
Spicy end and a tight pulp linger. Light-medium, sticky, creamy.

A bit thin, and rye doesn’t add enough bite. Nose is better than the taste. Not up to the standard of Founders Red’s.
I notice many of the most worshipful reviews are old, I wonder if this was just good for its time.

Also starting to have questions about Two Brothers…

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has been a want of mine for a while. Saw it in a six pack and had to grab it.

A - pours a lot darker than I anticipated. Brownish/copper color with a really nice billowing head that leaves a really nice lacing down the glass.

S - the nose has spicy rye malts, some piney, resinous hops, and some candy-like sweetness

T - starts off up front with a sugary sweetness that fades into a really nice rye flavor. The rye has a caramel / brown sugar richness to it that makes it very smooth. Ends with some nice hoppy, piney bitterness, which contrasts the sweet and spiciness from the rye and caramel malts.

M - nice and full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation

D - this is the best rye beer I have had to date. Really nice flavor profile to and pretty damn attractive in the glass. Glad to see this in six packs now with about the same price point it used to be. I'll be buying more of this in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.