Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,476 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 138
Gots: 129 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Photo of emmasdad
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. ™

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.

Photo of BigPlay1824
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

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.

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

Photo of snaotheus
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.

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.

Photo of Tballz420
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.

Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,476 ratings.