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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 138
Gots: 126 | 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 projectflam86
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a burnt amber color with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing.

S- Sour rye and citrus hops are the most aggressive aromas in the nose. Some sweetness and alcohol present as well.

T- Nice sharp hoppy bitterness initially with a bit of a sour finish. A sweet caramel malt taste is present creating a nice balance.

M- Medium bodied with medium/low carbonation.

D- Nice hoppy brew that is fairly well balanced.

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of NODAK
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first, it seemed all hops all the time on the nose, with a strong resiny aroma...however, as it opens up, the palm sugar is noticeable with a small sweetness and a note of spicy rye. It's a good nose.

Initially, it has a really good and firm floral/piney bitter snap to it...comes across just like an IPA to me. Then, the slight spiciness of the rye is evident although not as much so as many other rye beers so I don't believe it's quite as prominent in the making of this beer...although still present. On the finish, the palm sugar provides a small sweetness that seems more evident as it warms and helps the beer wrap up on a pretty solid mix of resin and sugar.

All in all, very very tasty. I just wish it wasn't so expensive and hard to find!

Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ethanmc12
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HopDerek
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear brilliant red color with way too much foamy eggshell colored head, almost looks like meringue. Almost everlasting retention yields some nice spots of sticky lacing. Smells of rye bread, caramel malt, citrus, and earthy hops with a touch of ethanol. Tastes of caramel and rye with a nice touch of orange, lemon, and grapefruit zest as well as a little earthy hop presence. Medium in body with nice carbonation, fairly smooth and sweet with a good hop character that I think could be stronger if the beer was a little fresher. According to the bottle it's best if drank before 6/19/2008, but even at this stage in the game it's pretty darn tasty.

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of JizackFH
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a nice transparent mahogany color, that glows when held to the light. It has a big 2-finger light tan head. The head left a ton of lacing on the glass that stuck and dried.

S - Pretty faint, but it smells of sweet malt, rye, and hops. It also has a nice earthy character to it.

T - The taste is of sweet malt and some bitter rye. There is a decent hop presence here as well. The finish is smooth and citrusy, it also has a nice bitterness to it.

M - It has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down smooth and easy. There is a nice creamy feel, and a hop bitterness that sticks to the mouth and linger just for a little bit.

D - I think the drinkability is pretty good. It is easy to drink and goes down smooth, but I just expected a little more from this beer. It is good and all, but I just wish the flavors were a little stronger. Overall, its a good beer, it just doesn't really stand out among some of the other rye beers I've had.

Photo of hwwty4
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mymrnngjckt and SS for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my New Belgium globe. This beer pours muddy brown color with a nice 2 inch head that recedes into just a thin layer. The aroma has tons of rye. Just a bit of hops and a ton of rye. Slight bit of cascade hops and just a bit of raisin. This is hands down the ryest tasting beer I've ever had. It really tastes like a marbled rye with a slice of grapefruit put on top. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and finishes quite dry. This beer reminds me more of an IPA that had a bunch of rye added into it.

Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Nuggetz
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep red, with some white lacing. Smell is dry hops, with some rye coming through, and sweetness like pears. Taste is strong hops up front, but they quickly fade, allowing rye and pepper to come through. Excellent treatment of the hops. It's also not sweet at all, despite the hints of sweetness in the nose. Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, drinkability is high.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.