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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,302 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 130
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
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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jucifer1818

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-28-2014 15:22:22 | More by jucifer1818
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby that has perfect clarity when held to the light. Constant bubbling keeps the head fresh, though there isn't much of it. But the overall visual impression is, "beautiful."
Mmmm.... the aroma. Wonderful. Reminds me of Ruination, but only because of the intensity and complexity of the hopping. The malt backbone is there too... maybe it's more like Yulesmith, or shark attack... it's awesome. Rich pine and grapefruit notes, complimented by thick caramel and deep malty/grainy undertones.
Flavor is sweet and malt-heavy, somewhat syrupy, with a good bit of bread, molasses, and cane sugar. The hops take over towards the finish, and a grapefruit and resin assault begins, leaving an intense bitterness behind after each swallow. The flavor balance is far to the sweet end of the spectrum, but the finish is one of the most bitter I have experienced.
Mouthfeel is excellent, boasting a creamy, thick, and syrupy presence and a finish of intense astringency and dryness. Carbonation is just a tad low, otherwise excellent mouthfeel.
This beer is highly drinkable, but the sweetness begins to get to me, even through the bitter, after half a glass. It's still a pleasure to finish, but not nearly as drinkable as it could be if there was a bit less cloying flavor in the middle.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 00:49:33 | More by khiasmus
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-10-2014 19:37:20 | More by gmendez1122
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2013 15:58:44 | More by rkarimi
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-12-2013 18:16:39 | More by MCain04
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-29-2012 17:12:25 | More by jminch
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Lothore

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep mahogany color with a very small, off white head.

S- Smells faintly of roasted malt.

T- Lots of rye, hints of raisin and plum, finishes bitter with grapefruit hop notes.

M- Semi thick with medium/high carbonation that verges on too much.

D- This was a good rye beer. Not one that I think I would revisit but the rye flavors are very pronounced and it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 06:57:03 | More by Lothore
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 16:14:20 | More by JohnnyChicago
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Snifter. pours a clear, murky amber body with some ruby hues. nice beige head that recedes rather quick yet, left some sticky lacing.

S: Well-balanced hop bouquet of pine, citrus, and earthy notes. Wonderful aroma of caramel malt with a hint of rye.

T: sweet caramel flavors, some roasted malts, as well as some rye. the hops come through with some citrus, pine, and just a dash of my mom's perfume. Didn't get the palm sugar though.

M: Very smooth and creamy. perfect carbonation level. Big palate on this one. medium to heavy body.

D: great first impression of this brewery. I was impressed with this beer, and definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 22:14:39 | More by paulthebeerguru
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JLapadura

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-28-2013 00:22:01 | More by JLapadura
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sample from the variety case.
The print the best by date on the bottom of the back side label. This bottle was more than 3 months from this date
The color is a nice copper/red with an tan head .
The smell is like your surround by pine trees.
It tastes the the same pine forest with a very bitter finish. Very creamy.
This beer isn't an everyday beer for me but I wouldn't mind having an occasional Cane & Ebel

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 02:08:48 | More by confer
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with beads forming at the top, little head and slight lace. Dark brown, with lighter edges? I'm seeing things. Smelled of fruity hops, maybe fig, with malt at the back. Mouthfeel was wow. It explodes with flavors in the mouth with a creamy wash and a candy-like aftertaste, but not sweet.

Well, the rye flavor is at the back but there, as I remember. The hops profile is like a blended beer where I can't pick a specific taste. Fruity, the aforementioned fig, toasted malt flavor under and the alcohol is only a slight flavor after all.

This was great. It was one of the few beers that really hit when taking a first swig, and I'd love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 02:00:54 | More by Ricochet
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter: from notes
A: This ale pours a deep amber, brown body, that is red around the edges in the light. The head pours a nice one in. froth, that retreats to a spotty layer on the top of the glass. The lacing that is left is in the form of very small carbonation bubbles on the glass that are very well dispersed. A slow and steady twirl of carbonation is seen in the glass.

S: A nice note of rye is present with subtle undertones of smoke. A nice deep aroma, that shows a bit of how strong this brew is. While the intensity is a bit on the lower side, it helps its overall drinkablity.

T/M: The first notes off the nose are a combination of rich malts and hops that hit the palate in a balanced form. The mouthfeel is the quintessential Two Brothers creaminess. The medium body is very smooth and easy to put down, no thickness to this one, just a very silky mouthfeel. The off notes are very nutty and roasted, the hops seem to only be present on the front, while this one has many layers, they are all nicely balanced. The finish is semi-chewy, but very enjoyable.

D: This is a great rye ale, many layers of complexities and s great taste that has you coming back for more. I find this to be a really drinkable brew for the autumn season, as it brings out nice semi-smokey flavors and hold a nice roasted, nutty finish. Well hidden ABV and oh so smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 13:15:55 | More by GDBEERMAN
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-12-2013 15:14:15 | More by scottDC
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spw109

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-29-2013 19:59:15 | More by spw109
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just when you're about to give up on a brewery they turn around and put out something that really catches your attention. I found this beer on-tap throughout good-beer establishments Chicago and was thoroughly impressed. It also reminds me somewhat of a smoother Red's Rye, which is a huge compliment in itself.

This beer comes to me a looming, rustic scarlett with a frothy head that has powerful cling.

The nose is a great blend of dry, near-tart rye and a fantastic and ceaseless hoppiness. The citrus - and in particular grapefruit - elements of the C-hops are here, but the aroma (as well as flavor) are decidedly unique.

While I often deride Two Bro's for their marshmellow-y malt flavors, in this particular beer it works wonders. The near-bitterness of the rye malt intertwines perfectly with this pillow-soft malt characteristic, all the while being informed and fleshed out by a substantial but not overzealous hoppiness. This beer is more about beefy hop flavors and velvet texture than it is sheer, face-stripping IBUs. A cracked-pepper thing happens on the outset of the slurp which conspires with the rye and hops to make a mouth-drying and wickedly addictive package.

The perfect silken mouthfeel pulls this all together and decieves the drinker of its ~7% ABV.

Beermail me if you ever see this cask-conditioned. I'll drive to Chicago if need be.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2006 19:35:34 | More by GreenWBush
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

08-29-2013 05:05:58 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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C2H5

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, appearance is cloudy amber with a thick creamy off white head.
Smells sugar and spice, some floral hops and citrus
This beer tastes great! Brown sugar, vanilla, citrus and toasted malt, not too bitter not too sweet.
Super smooth, I could drink a lot of these but at 7% that may not be wise. I really like this beer, one of the best coming from Two Brother. This brewery is awesome and I am glad that they are local to me!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 06:44:29 | More by C2H5
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-30-2013 01:15:58 | More by kmos27
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Natural510

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright copper-red with thick, sticky head which coats the glass well.
Smells strongly of piney hops with sweet malt backing, and a nuanced grapefruit overtone.
Solid bite of resinous hops and rye; the combination leaves quite a bitter edge. Sweet malts attempt to balance out the bitterness, an uphill battle they pull off quite successfully. Overall orange-citrus & floral notes round out the flavor.
Goes down smooth considering the hop & rye character; quite refreshing and a nice puckering in the mouth from the ingredients.
My first rye ale; for me it's a standard West Coast American IPA with an added dimention. Will purchase again for a bitter fix in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 09:05:44 | More by Natural510
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-17-2013 16:07:36 | More by NumberNone
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-24-2014 17:57:03 | More by drdiesel9483
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-25-2014 01:54:05 | More by Mark5252
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Cane and Ebel was a great beer. The color was very dark, similar to a stout. The aroma was subtle yet inviting. The head was not very frothy either. The flavor was awesome. I never had a rye beer before but it was interesting. There was no horrible after taste and was not too thick. Definitely give ryes a try.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 18:05:10 | More by mikefuski17
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emwild12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-31-2013 14:09:00 | More by emwild12
Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,302 ratings.