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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,453 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 138
Gots: 123 | 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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Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A single from Abe's

A dark red with an off-tan head, poor retention and little lacing. The aroma is very herbal with that rye spice. The flavor immediately reminds me of Red's Rye from Founder's, for obvious reasons. It's a big, but not too harsh citrus tang. As satisfying as any good IPA or hopped red ale, but with that wonderful rye twist to make it stand out. Worth a try. Quite tasty.

tempest, May 18, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Georgiabeer, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of mothman
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mothman, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of akorsak
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

akorsak, Jul 03, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of Zorro
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Zorro, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Wasatch, Apr 11, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ppoitras, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.2%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

dmorgan310, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

plaid75, Jan 09, 2008
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Kelp, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -2.2%

PEIhop, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

liamt07, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of Viggo
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Viggo, Jul 26, 2006
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Bighuge, Jan 04, 2007
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
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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Jackie O's tulip glass on 7/26/11
*From notes

Yet another big thanks goes out to siege06nd for hooking me up with this one after his recent trip to the Land of Cleve.

A: Dark chocolate lab brown with a solid amount of golden sunlight amber fighting it's way through. A standard pour yields a 1.75 finger head and as the head dissipates, thick chunks of white lacing rim the glass.

S: Crispy. Heavy handed notes of rye and floral hops abound. Slightly sweet and quite earthy.

T: There's no hiding the rye - it's everywhere. Even when the hints of floral hops and roasted, rustic malt make their way to the forefront, the rye is right there with it. Slightly hoppy, but the hops play a supporting role. On the finish I get a bit of fried pork dumpling skin.

M: No complaints here. The mouthfeel does exactly what it should: it compliments the flavor profile of the beer. This is supremely creamy, and really a pleasure to drink.

O: Two Brother's Cane & Ebel Rye comes off like an East Coast AIPA / Brown Ale hybrid. The rye is certainly the star of the show, and is presented in a winning and approachable way from top to bottom. Effortlessly and deceptively well put together. Job well done, Brothers.

Rhettroactive, Aug 07, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

beertunes, Apr 27, 2010
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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 TheSevenDuffs
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle with best before date of 3/19/11
Poured in to Duvel tulip

A - Medium to dark brown colour with a small amount of cream coloured head.

S - Bitter hops up front - some earthy and citrus notes. Sweet caramel malt backbone is present as well.

T - Bitter hops up front with floral, earthy and citrus notes. Very sweet caramel malt backbone is present as well but this is well balanced overall. A slight spiciness comes through from the rye but not as much as some other rye beers I have had.

M - Medium to thick body, Chewy. Lightly carbonated.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 20, 2011
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.