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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,448 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 138
Gots: 121 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Pomchuk, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of timmlimestone
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have to telll you this was a hard one to rate. Great for he hops, but overall not too great for the tongue.

Appearance - Great for an IPA.

Smell - Wow The hops are amongst us.

Taste - Very hoppy

Mouthfeel - Very hoppy very american in the hops that I taste.

Drinkability - For a very much too strong IPA not bad.

timmlimestone, Mar 29, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Kaars, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Carillon, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

SamIam, Jun 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

mikekydd, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Sawvell11, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of noslenwerd
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium orangey brown type of color.

S: Milldy fruity and dry

T: At first it is a bit hoppy for me (Not the biggest fan of IPA type beers), but this quickly faded for me. After the bitter hops faded, there was a very unique flavor to this one. Very mild smooth fruit smoothy type of aftertaste, and a bit of vanilla. Very surprising flavor for a rye beer.

Summary: Hated this one at first but different tastes started popping out everytime I took a sip. Very unique flavor to this one. I will probably be drinking this one agian.

noslenwerd, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of dmueller
4.5/5  rDev +10%

dmueller, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of patriot76
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Dark brown with a reddish hue. A little cloudy with a thick one inch head that leaves fantastic lacing.

S- Wonderful hop aroma with a strong hint of the rye and thai palm sugar. Very complex. Great nose.

T- Wow. What a great tasting mixture of hops and rye along with the thai palm sugar and malt. Perfectly balanced. It leaves very pleasant bitterness that lingers very well.

M- The pleasant bitterness starts at the back of the palate, then fills the entire palate, ending in a perfectly balanced aftertaste.

O- Outstanding. World class. One of the best beers one could find anywhere... in my humble opinion.

patriot76, Sep 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

mzablocki, Jul 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

tyjaman, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Tony_Giangiulio
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Packs a nice rye punch. Pretty much what I was looking for when I picked up a pack.

Tony_Giangiulio, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

volatiler, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of michaelbutler
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 13 2010

Poured from 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A- Dark Red-brown, foamy head, leaves a nice lace
S- Strong hops and sugar, sweet
T- Strong rye, dry finish
M- Full body, medium carbonation, dry finish
D- Very tasty, smooth and enjoyable, could definitely have more than one

michaelbutler, May 14, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

xxcxme, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Roxyfire, Jul 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

BenNicklaus, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

PJN, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of JulieRFoster
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Distinguished 'I'm not a virgin' wedding-dress-white head glistens two fingers above a deep mahogany body. Lacing is like icing dripping off the roof of a ginger-bread house.

Deep fruity scents: plum and black cherry. Smell is dark and rich and sweet. Maple syrup and honey together. Also, citrusy hops; lemon and tangerine scents. Also get passion fruit and a general fruit medley - outstanding. The nose is also a little woody, like cherry wood. It's consistently sweet, but has such a wide range of scents that are all subtly integrated. Downright impressive.

Solid medium mouthfeel - good body and medium range level of carbonation. All pretty well done for the style, although feels a little thin as you work your way down the glass.

The taste is more bitter than the smell, but that's kind of welcome as to not make the flavor sickeningly sweet. Taste is a little dull. Still fruity - passion fruit, plum and nectarine. It's a little tangy like nectarine or green apples (green grapes?). Taste is more green fruit, vs. the smell which was very rouge.

A great beer all-around and very drinkable. Could certainly be a session beer.

JulieRFoster, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of RyanC84
2.78/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is the second time trying Cane & Ebel. Haven't been impressed either time.

Cane & Ebel gets off to a slow start. It pours a dark, very dark, copper red. Head hangs around for a few seconds before disappearing into nothingness. Lacing is non-existent.

Very sweet, malty, and a bit of rye in the nose. No hops at all here. The same can be said about the taste. Sweet tasting with a hint of hops and rye on the end. This bottle is still in date, so I'm a little confused as to where all the hops have gone. Perhaps it's the Thai Palm sugar that I'm not liking, but this is way to sweet to be considered a hopped up red ale.

Mouthfeel is thin and this beer feels a bit under carbonated. Won't be having anymore of these thanks. I'll stick to Founders & Terrapin for my red ale needs.

RyanC84, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of mayor55
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at 2 brothers brew pub. Looks very tasty in the glass. deep brown color. The quality of the ingredients come through very strongly in this beer. Rye bread is very prominent and accurate. Little bit of sweetness and salty mix. I love this beer. Went very well with muffalotta sandwich.

mayor55, Nov 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

farts, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

GraniteGuru, Jul 05, 2013
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.