Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
appearance: The whitish head soon recedes to an island of carbonation and a ring around the glass. The beer is a medium brown in color.
smell: Tealike aromas of fresh, floral hops blended with some caramel and rye malt aromas.
mouthfeel: The carbonation is around medium, the body a lighter medium.
taste: A slightly nutty, lightly sweet sweet malty flavor finds some hop flavors and soon gives way to a moderate bitterness. Not much depth, but tasty.
drinkability: somewhat limited
bomber split with dirtylou during my stay in WI
08-17-2006 05:55:07 | More by blackie
3.8/5 rDev -7.3%
Pours a slightly hazed reddish brown, spotty head at best with minimal lacing. Scent is a pleasant combination of spice and citrus with a solid sweet, but not overpowering bready and carmely background. First sip is predominately mild spice and tropical fruits, the spice intensifies as it warms, yet the citrusy hop presence fades slightly, the sweet and bready carmely background does not come through until the beer is almost at room temperature. Medium bodied, slight touches of oilyness, but also slightly watery in the begining. Im torn, had some good charachtertistics to it, but tastes rather uneven and flat on some sips.
07-08-2010 13:13:59 | More by rfgetz
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
1423rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
@World of Beer, Naperville, IL
App- Almost like an amber color with only a small head to it. Decent cling but not much. A good density is there and allows a nice amount of light in. Tinges of brown in the center.
Smell- I enjoyed the aromatics on this beer. Had a decent of rye with a good amount of hippiness behind it and a full dose of malt on the nose.
Taste- A really good blend and balance on this. Glad I found a single bottle at the bar vs. a 6 pack to take home. A huge amount of rye and a nice creamy flavor with a touch of malt and pepper.
Mouth- A medium creamy body with a medium carbonation. Good rye residual flavors and a bit of pepper.
Drink- A good beer. Should've brought a 6 pk home but didn't have the room for 6 more beers. Want more.
07-30-2012 01:32:43 | More by FosterJM
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
Provided by ericwo. Thanks!
A: pours a dark brown hue that turns a brillant red when put up to light. The head is solid half finger that dies rather quickly. Huge thick sheets of lace left behind.
S: Nice sweet malt aromas with hints of spicy rye coming thru. Hints of citrus, grass, and a touch of booze.
T: Nice caramel malt up front in a big way. Hints of citrus poke thru with a touch of molasses. Nice rye comes thru in the finish where bitter and sweet seem to duel. Bitter wins and lingers a bit.
M: Nice and full bodied. Almost sappy with good carbonation.
D: Nice. I like this one. They could easily bomber this one, it is that enjoyable. Thanks Eric for knocking this one off my wants!
10-23-2008 01:28:57 | More by tpd975
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
On Tap at The Map Room
Pours dark with a small head that doesn't quite cut it. Still, nice and dark with good lacing.
Smells like very dark, rich hoppy rye. Resin, pot, dirt, and grapefruit. Class.
Oh--it tastes great! Potting soil moving into tasty, tasty pine and citrus hop, ending with a great kick of sweet malt.
And layered and perfectly balanced rye that kicks your ass but doesn't hurt you. It loves you too much to leave a mark.
08-01-2006 19:38:01 | More by mynie
4.47/5 rDev +9%
12 oz. bottle. Best by 7/17/11.
Partly cloudy, dark amber to burnt sienna body. Thick cushion of creamy, light khaki head. Good lacing. Mix of herbal and citrus hops on the nose, backed by spicy rye and fruity, caramel malts. The nose reminds me a lot of one of my favorite rye beers, Founders Red's Rye.
Herbal hop bitterness up front. A touch of singed, almost smoky malts follow, before caramel and fruit (ripe pear) sweetness take over. Any sweetness is handily checked by lasting herbal and pine bitterness. There's also a spicy edge to everything, making for a deliciously complex taste. Dry finish, with lingering citrus hop bitterness and traces of spicy caramel. Medium-full body with a delectably creamy feel. Great beer!
05-11-2011 01:08:08 | More by alexgash
4/5 rDev -2.4%
This beer pours a deep ruby color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into decent lacing. The aroma is of toffee, caramel, spicy rye, and a hint of grapefruit. The taste is very balanced up front with a lot of spicy caramel and toffee and some grapefruit. The finish is dominated by a dry, lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I could drink this agian when in the mood for a well balanced rye beer.
05-04-2008 20:17:57 | More by KarlHungus
3.15/5 rDev -23.2%
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber/brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, jam, sugar. Flavor of caramel malt, a touch of rye graininess, sweet molasses/sugar. Not overly sweet but pretty "blah" overall. It's not bad, but a little sweet for my liking.
03-31-2009 02:52:39 | More by LilBeerDoctor
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
A-pours a tranlucent deep reddish copper color with a slightly tanned head that looks quite thick and has great retention and big lace.
S-the nose is lighter with some nice grapefruit and a touch of piney hops, notes of rye malt with some spiciness to it.
T-the taste brings more rye than the nose and less hops. the rye kicks in first with notes of grapefruit and some pine coming in next giving way to some peppery spice and more rye at the finish.
M-very clean and smooth. it is slightly syrupy and leaves a little coat on the mouth.
D-this is actually pretty tasty. it goes down very easily and brings a nice hop profile for a rye beer. definitely give it a shot.
02-01-2010 01:48:10 | More by cpetrone84
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a short lived cream colored head that settled into a light ring. The aroma is of a nice toasted caramel malt; some spicy rye and hops to boot. The taste is of a solid caramel malt, slightly nutty, slightly spicy. Nicy grassy hops to compliment the malt. The feel is moderate, chewy, semi-soft carbonation, finishes with a bitter twang. Two Brothers sure do know how to make an excellent malty brew. This brew is very smooth, nice rye and hop spice. Recommended.
09-21-2008 05:02:19 | More by Gmann
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
Growler, poured into a pint glass
A somewhat clear ruby/mahogany colored body with a fluffy one finger yellowish cap. Some mild lacing strewn across the inside of the glass.
The nose is of rye, caramel, and citrus. Oranges and tangerines with a little bit of a tropical element underneath. Sturdy caramel with a bit of brown sugar.
Hmm, this is pretty sugary. Almost under-attenuated in a way. Caramel and brown sugar with rye, grapefruit, oranges, and pine resin through the middle. The finish is a blend of mild bitterness with a rush of sweetness. Fairly dry, but definitely sugary.
Medium bodied, chewy. Low carbonation. Finish is sweet, dry, and mildly bitter.
This is an interesting beer. The sweetness is cloying, masking the rye too much for my tastes. However, this is still enjoyable in an odd way. A little too sweet, but there is a decent hoppyness to help try and balance it out.
03-25-2013 13:03:46 | More by ColForbinBC
3.8/5 rDev -7.3%
Head is pretty aggressive. Dark straight brown color. No reddish tones at all. Lots of lacing. Good structure and retention in the head.
Aroma at first was a bit like home brew.. Some fusel alcohol. This seems to burn off and you get some pine, grain and a touch of fruity sweetness.
My first impression is that it's a touch sweeter than most ryes I encounter. I did notice the label noted the addition of palm sugar. Perhaps that explains it. Pretty nice actually. Well balanced and there is certainly a crispness that the rye imparts. Light bready taste and reminds me of crispy thick crusted bread. Some nice hop lingering bitterness at the end. But not overpowering at all.
Fairly smooth and dry with subtle carbonation.
Decent little beer.
08-15-2009 20:11:35 | More by Reagan1984
4.43/5 rDev +8%
12oz bottle, best by 7/29/08, served in a standard pint glass.
L - clear, deep amber color with a foamy beige head that left good lacing.
S - citrus hop aroma fills the nose.
T - sharp hoppy bitterness upfront with the balance of sweet malt following before the dry and bitter finish.
F - medium bodied with a crisp carbonation feel.
D - very easy to drink, be aware of the abv.
Final Note: this beer is NOT retired, it's a limited-run seasonal and it's delicious!
05-16-2008 01:38:04 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 7/2/09.
A - Lively carbonated, cola-colored body with a reddish tint and one-finger beige head that dispersed into patches of foam, yielding an ornate labyrinth of lacing around the glass.
S - Fresh piney and citrusy hops right up front, which caught me by surprise. I don't recall this having such a pungent nose when I had this via bottle about a year ago. The rye presence is also quite apparent and adds a bit of spiciness into the mix. Sweet burnt sugar notes and sweet caramel malts round out the aroma.
T - Kicks off with a bold hoppy bite right off the bat featuring plenty of piney, sappy notes and a splash of citrus. Caramel and toffee malt sweeten the pot a bit, as does the slight burnt sugar aspect that persists throughout the flavor. Finishes with a mild toasted grainy character in the midst of the moderately aggressive hop character.
M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Dry, hoppy finish with a lingering bitterness on the palate.
D - Cane and Ebel is easily my favorite offering from Two Brothers. The aroma of this beer on tap was beautiful. This is one of the best rye beers on the market, in my opinion.
07-06-2009 00:11:44 | More by ffejherb
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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