Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -2.4%
12 ouncer, with "best by" dating on the rear label. Pours a nice rich shade of dark honey amber, medium tan head, leaving fine lace on the glass. Sweet malty nose. Full flavor darker ale, sweet malts up front and quite dry hoppy snap in the rear. Complex notes of rye, vanilla, some smoke, flowing into a long balanced finish. Nice stuff. Have not been blown away by the other Two Bros. offerings, but this amped up one is fairly impressive. Well worth a try.
04-09-2008 14:21:15 | More by Billolick
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours a nice darker orange with a fairly minimal head, but one that sticks around as a thin cap for the duration of the beer.Decent lacing as well. Aroma has a touch of sour and a touch of rye spiciness with some floral hops as a bottom note. Slight rye sourness on the start, followed by spicy combo of rye grain and hops and long hop bitterness on the finish. Citrus notes throughout. Really very nice rye flavors. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and a touch of candy sugar is there as well, but very balanced. Beautifully drinkable.
03-28-2007 01:01:30 | More by Georgiabeer
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
A pint served on-tap at the Brass Rail Deli.
A: The rye ale is a full, dark amber brown color, completely opaque. A finger of head has left small-sized patches of lace around the mouth of the glass.
S: The nose is a combination of citrusy hops and spicy dark rye bread. Peppery aromas cut into the rye, bringing out their sweetness.
T: Delicious. The rye is full, concentrated and chewy, leaving a bready taste in the mouth. The malts are met by vibrant hops, citrusy with grapefruit and orange peel leading the way. Caramel malts mix with the bready rye, creating a rich malt base that is capable of supporting the weighty hop profile. Hell, it could support a an entire extra addition of hops.
M: The rye and bold hops make this a real ale to savor. The flavor is full and intense from first sip to last; one of the best beers that the Brass Rail has had on.
D: Hop Stoopid kicked just before I arrived but you know what? This kicks Hop Stoopid in the pants 9 times out of 10. I love rye and I love hops and this beer provides both in tall order.
07-03-2009 20:44:29 | More by akorsak
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
(Served in an Imperial pint glass)
A- This beer has a clear walnut brown body with a creamy antique white head that holds its shape above the glass. There is no sign of carbonation.
S- The smell of fresh cut pineapple weed in the hops has notes of pale malt with a slightly darker malt hint in the background.
T- The big hops had notes of grass and the taste of fresh hop pellets which was followed by a pale malt flavor that was slightly sweet. As it warmed there was a note of dark caramel malt in with the paler malts and a faint lemongrass hint to the finishing hops.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel but the texture was a bit watery.
D- This beer has very grassy hop notes and I didn't notice the exotic palm sugar subtleties. I will have to try another bottle or two and see if I can find those flavors.
06-16-2006 18:20:32 | More by rhoadsrage
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
A clear dark reddish brown colored beer without much head formation.
The smell is sweet with a pleasing scent of pine and pineapple with a mild sour hint to it. Faint smokiness and a sour fruit scent of orange.
The taste starts out sweet and solidly bitter. Mostly hop and malt with a mild sour edge from the rye.
Mouthfeel is OK.
This is OK and tastes a great deal like Stone Arrogant bastard but I don't think I would buy this again.
11-07-2008 02:50:13 | More by Zorro
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured into La Chouffe Tulip
Pours a 1 and 1/2 finger tan head. Very full and thick. Decent retention leaving some pretty sweet looking lace rings. Color is a dark amber copper. A red beer that is actually red for a change. I can see through this one, but not the greatest. I have to admit, that this is one good looking beer.
Aroma: The obvious rye is there and I smelt some kind of sugar, but I had no clue. I checked the bottle and it says it is produced with thai palm sugar. I am guessing that is what I am smelling. There is also an IPA-like aroma coming from this beer. Floral hops and citrus notes. Kind of has a musky aroma to it.
Taste: First thought is that it reminds me a little of Nugget Nectar. Then comes the rye and that palm sugar (it makes its presence known here). It is an interesting sugar and I can definitely taste the difference. Very hoppy and citrusy. Interesting flavor, but I do kind of like it. I was debating on whether or not to give the taste a 4.5 and I said if it was classified as a red, I would have, because it would have been one fine red/amber, but it's a rye, so 4 will be what it gets. Still very close to a 4.5.
Mouthfeel: Is somewhat bitter, but no where near an IPA level. It is almost just a mellowed out version. Medium bodied. And a medium-to-high level of carbonation that seems to be correct. Leaves an IPA-like aftertaste. Very dry and full of floral hops.
Overall, I am really liking this beer. I am curious to know what the hop level would have been like had I tried this when it was first released. I am not disappointed with this brew at all. I could easily drink another in a night. It had some unique ingredients going on and it was neat to be able to try them.
06-16-2009 03:04:50 | More by mothman
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
Thanks goes out to BAz Vancer and NucularGeorge
Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, nice islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet malty, slightly hoppy, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with a nice touch of hops, and caramel. The finish is slightly dry and bitter. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is my first Two Brothers brew and glad I've gotten a chance to try it out.
04-11-2007 00:21:15 | More by Wasatch
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
22oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the clear dark amber brew. Head holds on nicely, with lots of sticky delicate lacing. Aroma is dominated by juicy pine hoppiness, but restrained enough to not burn out the nose hairs. Taste works nicely, with the strong hops character offset by the fleeting sweetness of the malts and what I assume is the palm sugar that the label touts. Spiciness of unknown origin, hops or rye, makes things interesting as well. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, and drinkability is dangerously easy. I'm sure I will find myself revisiting this one.
09-01-2006 21:29:44 | More by ppoitras
4/5 rDev -2.4%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/28/2014. Pours moderately hazy deep copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, floral, grass, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of mango, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, candi sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, mango, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, floral, grass, candi sugar, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; with a nice crisp hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy rye ale. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
01-13-2014 00:27:45 | More by superspak
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured a deep murky amber hue with half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured a robust sweet malt with a smattering of floral hop.
The taste consisted of an upfront toasted grainy malt, some caramel sweetness and a spicy rye element. Some flowery hop toward the finish helped to dry the beer out. Excellent toasted malt at the finish.
The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry and toasted residue.
Overall a very tasty and complex beer. Thanks to unclejedi for this one.
01-09-2008 01:39:50 | More by plaid75
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours a clear reddish brown, big off white head forms, tons of lace and great retention. Smell is spicy, grapefruit and floral, pine, caramel, little bit alcohol, hops are real nice. Taste is spicy, pine and grapefruit hops, caramel and sugar cane in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, nice clean bitterness in the finish, most excellent.
07-26-2006 22:45:02 | More by Viggo
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
This beers looks to have a little viscosity from the pour. It's crystal clear bronze appearance is speckled by dots of carbonation rising at a slow pace. The beige head is thin and leaves little lace. Nice hoppy nose with a little spicy rye character as well. Malts take a back seat in the aroma with a slight bit off toffee coming through. Nice hoppy start on the palate as well. Of the PacNW varieties I would think. The hops are bright and citric and resiny to a smaller extent and lemony. Nice enough. I catch some of that spiciness coming from the rye as well. And everything is backed up sufficiently with a toffeeish English kind of malt backing. Somewhat of a dry finish. Body is close to full. And the carbonation is appropriate. Nice beer and quite interesting.
01-04-2007 04:16:17 | More by Bighuge
3.45/5 rDev -15.9%
Another thanks to dzyneguru. Poured into 14oz glass. Poured a nice deep brown with a bit of a reddish tint. The beer had less than a half inch of of tan head that didn't have much retention and a little better than minimal lacing.
The Rye scent in this brew was kind of muted, not as sharp as others I've had, with a nice trace of hops in the background. The flavor had a bolder Rye flavor, but not overpoweringly so. There was also a nice blend of hops on the finish.
The body was decent, perhaps a bit thin. Drinkability was good, I'd have more of these if they were local to me. Overall, a decent beer that's worth your time if you see it.
04-27-2010 19:43:06 | More by beertunes
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from a 341ml bottle into a tulip, bottle courtesy of AJacob81! Label calls it a hopped up red rye ale brewed with Thai palm sugar. Looks interesting.
Pours a deep red, with minimal head even with an aggressive pour. A bit of lacing, and a slightly layer of retention but nothing to write home about. When I popped the top on this one, I got a big hop whiff from the bottle. Would have only predicted that from reading the label, but awesome nonetheless. Smells of hops, rye, some candied sugar sweetness and a bit of spiciness; really nice. Tastes is hoppy from the getgo, but fades into that rye malt quickly with a bit of sugar and sweetness to boot. Bit of a dry finish, but a quite a good mouthfeel on the whole. Drinkability is good, could have a couple of these given the opportunity; my glass disappeared quite quick!
06-18-2010 18:30:04 | More by liamt07
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
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 06:00:57 | More by dirtylou
4.55/5 rDev +11%
Appearance- Pours a very deep mahagony color with burnt pink grapefruit highlights. Head was a nice one and a half finger head. Light bubbling as well as lacing.
Smell- Indeed a very fubnky hop aroma with the lets not forget about the rye either. These two aromas combined with a grapefruit zest.
Taste- A great mix of brown sugared red rye, funky hops with a real resiny character, and grapefruit peels. Just an amzing mix of flavors in this artisanal brew.
07-15-2006 22:37:12 | More by scruffwhor
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
10-29-2011 05:10:39 | More by xnicknj
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
09-12-2011 13:38:02 | More by tobelerone
3.48/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
08-18-2011 02:45:56 | More by Alieniloquium
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. Best by date on back of 7/16/09
A - Clear dark ruby color with a pleasant light tan foamy head. Decent retention and good lacing down the glass.
S - Hop smell is lightly floral with straw, wheat, and grass. Earthy. Light fruit aromas with a hint of apricot.
T - Much hoppier than it smells. The first thing that comes across is the floral and slight fruitiness of the hops followed by a slightly earthy finish.
M - Crisp and light with a dry, bitter finish. Light to medium in body.
D - I don't think that this is a bad beer by any standards; however, it's overly hopped flavor isn't balanced by any sort of "maltiness" (yes, its a Rye beer) and is a little overpowering.
I ended up giving the other from the 12 sample pack to my dad to drink. At least I have the bottle for home brewing.
06-09-2009 19:21:44 | More by BeerFMAndy
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.