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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 136
Gots: 103 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

throwback, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of savagepanda
5/5  rDev +22.2%

savagepanda, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of sbricker
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of kawilliams81
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

A- Dark amber, 2" dirty cream color head. Excellent lacing that remains on the glass.

S- Sweet malts, citrus, honey.

T- Sweet caramel malts, rye, good amount of citrus hops.

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. Drinks fairly easy.

O- Good rye beer with nice hoppiness. One of my favorites from Two Brothers.

kawilliams81, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of osusullins
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite chicagoland beers. I love C&E. In my opinion this is the best of all the Two Brothers' beers, and I really like a few of there offerings. I keep a six pack in my fridge at all times.

Pours a deep amber with a nice thick,creamy white head. Very nice lacing.

Smell is bready with some pine resin and citrus undertones.

Hoppy bitterness begins the palate's journey with pine up front with a good solid bready backbone. A well balanced and very solid take on a Rye P.A. I can drink this everyday and not get tired of it.

osusullins, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to therobot

Pours a deep burnt amber, almost browned color with a light tuft of beige head on top. Fades out completely into a few bubbles of film, webbed lacing coats the glass.

Bitter and spicy in the nose with citrus hops. Rye spice and faint bready malts with soft sweetness. Pretty spicy and hoppy overall.

Spike of bitter hops up front with citrus driven by orange and grapefruit. Hints of peel and rind with some soft juiciness. Rye spice pleasantly burns through. Lighter bready and caramel notes drive through with the malt backbone. Finishes bitter, juicy, and citrusy.

Medium body, higher carbonation, sticky and prickly on the tongue. Drinkable, hoppy, spicy, and delicious. I'd buy this regularly if it was available here.

xnicknj, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of Tschnab
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at blind tiger

A- a hazy amber hue with a thin head and light lace.

S- very earthy spice aroma accompanied by sweet malt and juicy hops. Smells wonderful.

T- Carraway seed, toast, pine, bitter lemon rind, and malt make this a wonderfully balanced rye-p.a type beer.

O- a rye beer that is at once spicy, hoppy, and malty. Really a great offering, my first from two bros, won't be my last.

Tschnab, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a murky deep redish brown that isn't fully opaque. There is a wonderful 1/2 finger of creamy tan head that slowly dissipates. It leaves just a thin ring along the top of the beer.

S: Smells really malty with some obvious rye spice hidden in there. There are also some floral hop notes to this brew.

T: Starts off sweet and a bit bready, with some fantastic spice to it. The rye really shines through. I love rye beers. It finishes with some more sweetness and just a slight taste alcohol.

M: Full bodied beer, some cloying in the start. The flavors of this beer linger on the palate for a bit.

O: A really solid drinker. There is a great balance with the malty sweetness and the spicy rye. Each flavor is spot on. I like it. If it were available near me, I'd buy some bottles every now and again.

trxxpaxxs, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, dark amber color with over one finger of rocky and persistent mocha-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fruit, featuring dark citrus and savory herbaceous spice, is detected. Caramel is also comfortably positioned in the smell, perhaps leaning into butterscotch.

T: Begins off-dry, with intense caramel, earthy black tea, and juicy citrus that is very dark. Acidity is restrained into the middle, where the authentic tea flavors develop increasing umami and astringency. This beer finishes rustic, savory, and herbaceous, with bitterness that accumulates on the palate slowly yet reaches a fairly bracing intensity.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This intensely savory beer drowns out the advertised hopped-up qualities, borrowing just enough citrus to allow a nod in the direction of balance. It combines a solid malt-dominated front end with fairly strong pure bitterness at the end. While as drinkable as most IPAs, it seems a bit less composed that some other offerings from Two Brothers, such as Domaine du Paige or Resistance.

beagle75, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
Best by 9/8/11.
Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours a 2cm tall head off light tan, medium-sized bubbles. Settles within a few minutes to a 0.5cm cap atop the body for the duration of drinking the beer. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Body is a dark amber color, transparent, with visible carbonation. Very nice.

Aroma is deeply malty, worty, caramel, some brown sugar, faint rolling hop bitterness along with pine resin and light citrus. Ethanol present if inhaled too hard.

Taste opens with some complex malt sweetness joined with brown sugar characters, and vanilla. Bittering and citrus hops become present quickly thereafter, transitioning to a continued hop presence with malt sweetness and detectable rye tang character. Ethanol present in the back, more noticeable as this warms. Aftertaste of sugary sweetness and bitter hops. Generally balanced.

Body is medium to medium-heavy, good for the ABV and intensity of this beer. Carbonation is somewhat strong, but makes this gently foam up in the mouth, which seems to add a pleasant dimension to sampling this beer.

An extremely tasty beer, full of complexity and style. If they could lower the ABV a point to avoid the detectable ethanol, this would improve the beer. I believe this would be even more spectacular when fresh.

falloutsnow, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of thebarnesbomb
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby with an off-white rocky foam head, some of which clings to the glass on its way down. Rye malts are prevalent in the nose, though the hops take a close second. The same goes for the taste, too; the rye pairs perfectly with how bitter this brew is. Dry finish, and the mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I would expect. Overall this is an exceptional beer from Two Bros, a brewery that's soon becoming one of my local favorites.

thebarnesbomb, Sep 30, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper, amber color with two fingers of a tan head. The head has incredible texture with lot of bubbles and texture. It's slow to fade leaving behind caked on lacing and a very attractive film with more large bubbles. Wow.

S: I wish I would have drank this sooner because I can tell the hops in this were pretty spectacular. Citrus/Tropical fruits with spicey rye and bready malts.

T: Hops are still out front with rye adding a good amount of spice to this. Dark fruits and bready malts round things out.

M: Full almost chewy.

O: I really wish I would have opened this sooner to realize the full effect of the hops. Regardless, this is a very well crafted beer that I will most certainly seek out again.

titosupertramp, Sep 30, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brilliant orange/amber color, with a smallish beige colored head. A little spicy on the nose, with a bit of caramel, some cereal and rye bread. On the palate, this one is sweet, crisp and medium bodied, with some caramel, rye, toasted malt and cereal. ™

emmasdad, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz best by Nov. 20, reviewed Sept. 20.

Pour is relatively clear and ruby colored. Half-inch head stays and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell is spicy rye and sweet hops.

Taste is heavy on the rye. Pretty sticky and hoppy upfront, but that's quickly overtaken by the palm sugar. It's sticky and sweet and very tropical--but not in the usual hop way.

Medium mouthfeel. Not very carbonated.

This is a good rye beer. I'm not crazy about the palm sugar, but combined with the impressive rye profile and some assertive hoppiness, it's a unique beer.

musicforairports, Sep 21, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a stange

A: pours an angry looking brown/mahogany color that is totally and completely hazed over, pours with a finger of head that is frothy and a medium tan color, lingers nicely and leaves a solid amount of lacing
S: nice scent with a slight sweetness reminiscent of grapes, has a slight tinge of alcohol at the end, also has something similar to cinnamon
T: begins with a nice maltines then slides in with a sweetness of dark fruits, raisins, and molasses, finishes with a slight pep that is almost cooling like mint, very complex
M: a bit strong on the carbonation, starts thick but still smooth and finishes smooth with just the slightest hint of alcohol burn at the end
O: a great take on the style (rare as it is) great complexity, smooth and yet a bit angry, nice and thick on the palate

BigPlay1824, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking ark amber color with a slowly fading, modest lacing. The nose is hops, malt, and subtle, slightly metallic rye.

Lovely taste..a nice mix of hops, moderate bitterness, and tasty rye. Thankfully the metallic aspect is nowhere to be found in the taste, a slightly off-putting characteristic of many other rye beers. This is one of the best tasting ryes I've had.

Nicely carbonated and crisp. Complex blend of rye and hops with a solid malt backbone, very slightly sweet. Tasty.

tobelerone, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep brown in color with traces of orange throughout the beer. 1/2 inch tan head and ok retention

Smell: Piney hops and some caramel and toffee

Taste: Upfront is the piney hops that are balanced out nicely by the malt and rye characters that shine through. I'm not picking up any plum sugar like the label says just a very nice hop profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and slightly dry

Overall: A very good rye beer. Great flavor and a easy drinkability. Very highly recommended

DarthKostrizer, Sep 12, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours somewhat cloudy reddish brown with a pretty good sized medium-beige head. Smell is hoppy and burnt caramel.

Taste is nice bitter burnt sugar/caramel, roasty malts, and a nicely balanced hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, this is a nice, solid beer. I like it.

snaotheus, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of sixthglass
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a deep brown almost mahogany, with a nice head.

S- citrus-piney hops, malts.

T-complex, citrus-pine hops, malts, rye.

M- good body with a decent mouth coating.

D-Good brew, excellent for sessions, fairly decent balance of the hops/rye. Would recommend to anyone to have as a regular brew in their fridge.

sixthglass, Aug 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cane & Ebel is a very dark brown, almost black, cola colored brew, which glows an amber read when held to the light. Topping it off is a good-sized, foamy, tan colored head. Sheets of lacing adorn the glass. The scent is pretty hoppy, with rye of course, with maybe just a touch of sourness. The taste is pretty big and bold; lots of grainy characteristics from the rye, a fair amount of bitterness from the hops, though it is well-blended, some spice from the alcohol, fair amount of citrus and grapefruit tones, pretty sweet. Medium bodied and sharp on the tongue.

Tballz420, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of Scrumtralecent
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by of 12/8/11, poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark amber with an off white head that slowly fizzles. Little lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - Aroma of rye, hops, and touch of malt. Little faint, have to really dig the nose in there, but what is there is nice and inviting.

T - A nice solid rye taste with some bitter hops coming up in the background and giving some bitter piney tastes that really compliment. The rye is nice and coating, not really giving way until a couple moments in the aftertaste, where the hops really shine. A subtly complex taste from start to finish.

M - A little on the heavier side, but a rye beer that's hopped up would do that. It's still drinkable with solid carbonation.

O - A very nice rye beer, and would go well just about any time of year. The taste and beer itself is nice and coating, with that piney hop making this interesting and wanting to come back for more. One of my favorite offerings from Two Brothers.

Scrumtralecent, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of Morey
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a best by date of 10/25/11 printed on the back label.

Pours dirty brown with reddish hues when held up to the light. Light tan head stood about a half inch tall and has settled to a thin layer after a few minutes. Nice lacing as you sip on it.

The rye comes through nicely in the aroma...nice and spicy. Also getting some malty sweetness in the nose. A bit a brown sugar too.

Pretty smooth tasting up front, but the spicy rye and a slight hop bitterness make themselves known towards the middle. Finish is a tad sweet and surprisingly smooth with a touch of lingering sweetness and bitterness. Nicely balanced.

Medium bodied mouthfeel with that spicy character that you get from a good rye beer. Moderate carbonation.

A unique and interesting rye beer. Very nice.

Morey's Bottom Line: I like this beer alot. Not quite as hoppy as Founders Red's Rye or Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, but just as good. A fun beer to sip on and talk about.

Morey, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Brown body with some red in it. Hardly a white head and a fair bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Some lacing, but overall not exactly attractive.

Smell - Rye all over the place. Some hops and some caramel to it also, but it's a lot of rye.

Taste - Rye forward again. Well, it is a rye beer, I suppose. Spicy and a little sweet, actually. Hop bitterness in the finish. Also, sadly, a boozy flavor, even though it's only 7%.

Mouthfeel - Kinda low carbonation and it feels heavy. It's got a lot of body to it, but that's probably from the rye. Again, the slight tinge of alcohol is disappointing.

Overall - I'm not a fan of rye beers, but there's some characteristics that bring it down besides the rye. Still drinkable, but not great.

Alieniloquium, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chocolately brown with a slightly off white head. Leaves good lacing down the glass.

The spicy smell of the rye comes through along with some biscuity notes and floral hops.

The taste starts out with a little caramel sweetness along fading into a bitter aftertaste with a strong rye presence throughout.

Mouthfeel is medium with solid carbonation level.

A solid beer from a solid brewery. I like rye, but if you don't then this probably isn't for you as it's one of the more rye forward beers I've tried.

jmarsh123, Aug 17, 2011
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.