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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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1,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 137
Gots: 110 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

larryarms847, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev -2.2%

LarryMyers, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of BlindPig
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- HUGE airy off white head on a light cloudy darker red body.
S- Rye comes through nicely, spices, citrus hops, grapefruit, grass, and few earthy tones as well.
T- Very interesting and different flavor. Citrus and grass hops blended in a sugary body. Rye comes through nicley and adds a nice twist to the flavor. A light hint of spices come through and builds up on tongue. Light alcohol warms back throat. Rye, dry, light bitterness, and grass flavors all stick around for the aftertaste.
M- Way to carbonated IMO. Medium/full body with really high carbonation.
D- It is a very decent beer. Few things I don't like but mostly it is a very tasty beer. I wouldn't mind drinking more of this at all.

BlindPig, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of nheinzie57
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +10%

beerman999999, May 15, 2012
Photo of throwback
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

throwback, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of errantnight
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Man, I love hoppy rye beers, and this is no exception.

This one came from Joe1510 as part of a gigantic collection of awesomeness.

Pours a ruby-brown with a finger of head... but this is a tenacious, creamy, rich, and thick head with attractive lacing.

Aroma is spicy and citric, warm toast and a toffee note.

Taste showcases a slightly rough bittering note beneath a layer of sugar toast and lemon. Rye spice around the edges. Clean finish, but the rough bittering stands through.

A creamy, medium body. Perfect.

In general, I love the look, aroma, and taste of this beer... but it sits rather heavy, and the bittering is particularly forward. Still, a great example of the style, and worth picking up, and perhaps even seeking out for fans of the style. I know I am.

errantnight, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of ferrari29
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into Snifter glass

A - Beer pours with a one finger beige colored head, which dissipated very quickly; the body of the beer had a brown, almost burgundy, color to it; moderate amount of lacing on the edge of the glass

S - Subtle touch of malt sweetness followed up with a explosive hit of grains, especially rye; brown sugar

T - Beer carries a dry but crisp rye flavor, coupled with a touch of burnt, almost toffee flavor; the taste finishes off with hop bitterness that washes down the back-end of the hatch making me want more 2Bros beer

M - Smooth flavor throughout the sip; effervescent; beer finishes off with dry, bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while and is slightly astringent

D - Great drink for a rye beer; another quality brew by Two Brothers; great job blending complex ingredients of rye & hops to produce a delicate balance of smooth taste: I would definitely have a few more

ferrari29, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev -2.2%

maxcoinage, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of JamnesCameron
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a deep orange tinted ruby, with about a finger of tan head made up of mostly tiny bubbles. Very nice lacing.

Aromas of citrusy/earthy hops and rye bread.

First sip is of sweet malt, spicy rye, and citrus and earthy hops. The finish is mostly bitter, with some rye bread notes. Good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. No carbonic bite, very well carbonated.

Mouthfeel is big, chewy, and a slight puckering bitterness. No carbonation prickle. "Softly carbonated."

Very drinkable. If not for the alcohol, this would be a great session beer. One of my favorite Two Brothers beers.

JamnesCameron, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of donniecuffs
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured copper amber into an American pint glass, with a thin white head but decent lacing. The smell revealed rye/caraway seeds, some brown sugar sweetness, and some pine. The taste did reveal a nice rye/malt balance, but there was a lingering sweetness mid-palate..maybe overripe orange? It made for a disjointed flavor. The mouthfeel did have a nice carbo feel to it, combined with a medium body. For me, a sipping beer; not for sessioning.

donniecuffs, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of themind
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quality brew! I would purchase this again. Has a citrus hoppy flavor with decent balance in the beer. Two Brothers makes some good beer and if you are looking to try them this is a good place to start. I bought a variety pack and so far all have been decent.

Bottom Line: Quality brew!

themind, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Kevin_Young, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of hoppymeal
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber to brown in color and clear with a minimal light tan head. Light malty sweetness in the aroma, there is also some sweet citrus hops and a light bubble gum or cotton candy sweetness. The light cotton candy like aroma comes thru in the flavor especially as it warms and is unique and enjoyable. There is also some lemon, orange and grassy hops. The beer is light to medium in body and has a nice spicy rye and hop finish that dries the palate at the same time that a slight lingering sweetness balances the dryness. Alcohol is not noticeable to me in the aroma or flavor. Nothing too over the top here but some very well balanced, interesting, and enjoyable flavors came thru close to room temp and made this an easier drinker for me.

hoppymeal, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of EPICAC
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a clear, reddish color, and is topped by a dense, foamy, one-finger, beige head that retains well. Initial notes of spicy, rye grains meld well with an herbal, slightly resiny hop character. Swirling brings out a sweet, bready malt undertone, which opens up into notes of molasses upon warming.

There are moderately sweet malty characters upfront. There are notes of bready malts, caramel, light toffee, and chocolate. This moves into a slight spiciness that's part rye, part hops, and part carbonation. The spiciness quickly gives way to a strident, leafy, hop bitterness. Overall very tasty. This Rye Beer is medium-bodied, yet still crisp, and has a nice dose of prickly carbonation.

This beer had great balance. A good, flavorful malt backbone stood up well to a strong hop bitterness.

EPICAC, Nov 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jminch, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler.

A: Pours a spiced rum brown with a nice two fingered lumpy head that sticks around for a while and leaves some lacing.

S: Malt and hops with a musty earthy backbone. Not too much rye in the nose.

T: The perfectly balanced hops and malts burst onto the tongue first and then the sour rye comes through, leaving a rye aftertaste.

D: Solid drinkability, the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is refreshing and creamy on the tongue.

Overall: I like this one! I like rye bread and I think that the rye was well transferred into the flavour. Its a very original, engaging beer that I will definitely be returning to. Recommended!

JohnnyChicago, Nov 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

BeersAndBears, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of beermanbrian
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark bronze color with a good off white head and spotty lacing. Smell pulls me right in. Nice piney hops with a solid malt backbone that must be the rye. This beer reminds me of Red's Rye from Founders which is one of my favorites. There is something very nice about the way the rye blends with a fully hopped beer that is very nice. Taste is as good as the smell. Full sweet flavor brilliantly blended with the hops. Some significant earthy tones sneak in there too. A nice bitter aftertaste gives this a dry finish. Not sure what the availablility of this one is, I picked it up in a variety case, but I would give this one a huge recomendation if you can find it.

beermanbrian, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, moderate retention on a dark amber body. Lacing is soapy and clear, sticky. Aroma includes some caramel malt, but is certainly dominated by quite a hop bill. Resinous hop juiciness in the form of grapefruit and grass, some earthiness. Taste is biting and bitter balanced by some nice malt sweetness. Tongue coating with a warming mouthfeel. Very tasty.

KickbacksSteve, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

JLapadura, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ffshore545, Jul 07, 2014
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.