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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,524 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,524
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 149
Gots: 173 | 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:
Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

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
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on 2/17/10.

A-Pours a dark red/copper with white one finger head.

S-Caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, and maybe the slightest whiff of rye.

T-Hint of spicy rye, but citrus hops dominate here with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit; caramel malt balances and keeps it from being very bitter.

M-Low carbonation and bordering on flat with medium body.

D-Pretty, easy drinking but not very interesting to my palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany with a thick 1" khaki head. Smell is rye, malt, resiny and subtle sugar cane.

Taste is a pleasant layer cake of caramel malty, spicy character..must be the rye, mellow sweetness of sugar cane, and earthy hop. Mouthfeel is slick and warming.

Overall, the taste sneaks up on you. Nice interplay of the earthy hop, spicy character of rye, the mellow malt/sugar cane and the alcohol. Very tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to d0b for this nice extra.

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a snifter.
Forming a decent 1 finger off white bubbly head.
The head quickly fizzles leaving a few pods of bubbles. Thin spotty streaks of lace with a greasy kind of brandy like texture on the glss.
Color is a pale brown, transparent when held to light, but still darker brown in color. Glowing with a golden brown shimmer.

Aromas of sweet buttery toast, malt, caramel, a hint of alcahol but very slight. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and some nice grapefruity hops, mmm its a sweet nectar of goodness at the knose.

Upfront its busrting with hops and a welcome even balance of carbonation. Its definatly sweet, but still some bitterness from the hops comes through swinging.
More of that toasted bready flavor, lots of sweet malt, burnt caramel, honey, and just the right amount of hops to keep that sweetness in check.
Crisp clean finish with a long lingering bitter hop and carbonation still tickling my tounge.

I didnt get much from the rye on this. Any kind of spice was drowned out by the hops. Still a good balance between sweet and bitter, so I cant really complain.
Very nice beer, recommend.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, oily, brown. Not too much foam. Definitely a lot of lacing though. Not off-putting, but kind of flat. Still, it's not a bad look. Slightly above average.

Smell: Fresh rye bread, molasses, and brown sugar. Good balane of pine bitterness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good carbonation balance. Pretty malty, but not hoppy. Definitely a lot of sweetness from the Thai sugar that's in this. Good, but not great, across the board.

Drinkability: Not necessarily refreshing since it's very thick, but goes well with steak.

Overall: I don't have much to say about this overall since I know very little about rye beer. I did enjoy this and would drink it again. Good dessert beer. Good anytime beer really. This beer gets better as time goes on.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 7/29/08

A_Pours a medium chestnut clear colour with a very soapy off white head. Decent staying power for the cap, lacing is also good but not long lasting.

S_Grapefruit hops mingle well with a spicy and slightly sour rye character.

T_Toasty, sour rye hits the palate at first. This is followed up by a very dry grapefruit like hop essence. A good dose of toasted wheat as well as a bit of chocolate and a hint of spice.

M_A fully medium bodied beer from all angles.

D_This is a nice, well made beer where the rye makes its' presence known.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

Presentation: Poured from a brown bomber into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a man in middle ages attire harvesting crops with a small hand scythe. 17.0 degrees Plato, 68 IBUs, 7.0% ABV.

Appearance: Pours with an amazing 7 fingers of head. The first time I have had to use both hands! This settles very, very slowly; still leaving behind significant, pillowy foam with nearly complete lacing. The beer itself is a reddish orange brown and couldy enough to not let any light through. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Sugary sweetness with mild bitterness.

Taste: Smooth upfront with a medium bitterness in the finish which is fairly well hidden by the fruitiness of the brew. Sugary sweetness with more depth than I typically find. Slight lemon flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly lower than average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: A fairly easy drinking beer with subtle and nuanced flavors from the palm sugar.

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3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance is glassy, glowing deep cherry red. Puffy white head that shrinks to an uneven foam. Lots of tiny carbonation.

Smooth honey goes with the more bitter amber malts. Hint of a lacquer. A mild resiny hop. Too much metallic and furniture polish.

The taste has a metallic, nail-polish taste. But otherwise has a nice, woody hop, along with bitter -- slightly sour -- amber malt.

The feel is smooth but with medium body. A little bite at the end. Not bad but just a strange, metallic taste that overshadows the rest. Too much lacquer.

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Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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