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Cane & Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Cane & EbelCane & Ebel

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1,234 Ratings

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Ratings: 1234
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006)
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Photo of michaelbutler


4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 13 2010

Poured from 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A- Dark Red-brown, foamy head, leaves a nice lace
S- Strong hops and sugar, sweet
T- Strong rye, dry finish
M- Full body, medium carbonation, dry finish
D- Very tasty, smooth and enjoyable, could definitely have more than one

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 01:43:49 | More by michaelbutler
Photo of commis


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Crushedvol! Love getting bottles of stuff I've never heard of!

Beautiful ruby color, crystal clear with vigorous head formation. The head itself is an ivory color. Very pretty beer.

Smells...unexpected. Lots of tropical fruit and a bit of Grapefruit-type citrus. Very subtle maltyness that comes across mostly as grainy/cereal. A touch of fruity yeast. Very nice.

Tastes of the same tropical fruits but the malt kicks in on the palate. The rye is quite present but not overly dominant as with many rye forward beers. Very well balanced. This has the hop-fix of a west coast ipa but really brings in the malt in all the right ways. Superbly balanced and reminiscent of a very well made strong ale.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly thick, but the sharpness of the hopping along with the higher carbonation keep it lighter feeling. Just about perfect, really.

This beer is highly drinkable. Goes down easy and is substantial enough without becoming heavy. At 7% this is one that could be consumed all evening. very enjoyable. It encompasses about everything I look for in an easy drinking beverage. Can't stress enough the care taken to create pleasing balance in Cane and Ebel.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 15:18:30 | More by commis
Photo of fahne23


3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, cherry red color with a 3/4 - 1" opaque head. Sticky lacing covers the sides of the glass.

S:Hops on the nose, bready and some malt characteristics come through.

T: Malty sweetness balanced by the bittering hops, hint of warm alcohol on the finish.

M: Smooth mouthfeel that is evenly carbonated.

D: Very nicely balanced red ale with distinct hop flavor. Pretty drinkable for 7%. Almost a session beer, but a little heavy on the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 03:37:58 | More by fahne23
Photo of VTbeerbroad


4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Every time I drink this beer I find something new to love. I don't know what they put in there, but I wish they would distribute in in Vermont so I didn't have to drive all the way to Chicago for it.

The color is orangey-amber, like butterscotch sundae topping. The head is thick and white and you could float a quarter on it.

It smells like citrus and pine. The body is huge, and the flavors- well, like I said, I seem to find something new every time. I swear I detected a note of cantaloupe in the last one. This is a big, bitter, fruity and delicious beer. A great way to introduce a newbie to IPAs because it doesn't smack you in the face.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 22:51:24 | More by VTbeerbroad
Photo of cincibrew


4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet, thin head with lacing all around. A very deep red color with a piny nose. Body is thin, good amount of hop presence but in a nice balance, not too overpowering. The spice of the rye and sweetness of the palm sugars add complexity. A very enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 04:06:37 | More by cincibrew
Photo of brew4health


3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: dark orange amber, nearly opaque, hazy, clearly unfiltered, tan head

s: spicy, slightly fruity with dominant malt aroma

f: spicy, malty sweet, slightly fruity flavor with a bit of a rye bite, malt dominates

m: creamy, medium body, lightly carbonated, clean sweet finish

o: I think spicy, malty when I drink this beer. It is sweet and overbalanced to the malty side but none-the-less complex and quite nice. My bottle is marked "best by 6/28/11" and it seens fresh. Thanks Two Brothers!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 21:37:43 | More by brew4health
Photo of JuniperJesus


4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The color is gorgeous like a copper beauty shiny from a healthy application of massage oil. The malt and sweetness flirt hard with the spice of the rye and bitterness of the hops. It’s no surprise these two hook up for an orgy of deliciousness that results in a simultaneous orgasm that leaves you gasping for air and dreaming of your next sip.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 14:32:46 | More by JuniperJesus
Photo of Crousejs


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I thought this was a wonderful beer. The beer poured wonderfully into a pint glass, and the head stayed on the glass nicely. The smell was flawless; awoke the nose without overpowering my palate. The first taste produced a wonderful coating in my mouth. A very lively beer, yet stayed right where it should. The hoppiness remained constant, and yet added to finding other notes in the beer as the glass progressed. A wonderful selection to pair with a veggie burger.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 00:03:28 | More by Crousejs
Photo of HapWifeHapLife


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

Had the Cane and Ebel on tap at the Lyndale Tap house with some southern sliders.

A - Beautiful red/copper/burgundy hue. Decent head. Decent lacing.

T - Yes please. The Rye is perhaps stronger than other rye beers I am used to (BGW Bitter Woman, Founders Red Rye, etc) but this is not a bad thing in this case, by any means. Very very good. Good balance of hop and malt. I would highly recomend this beer on its taste.

D - Good. Smoooth and perhaps a tad heavy. Perfect compliment to my dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 18:53:41 | More by HapWifeHapLife
Photo of ThreeKingdoms


4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed 6/18/13
poured into pint glass

L: Dark amber mahogany color, about 1 inch of head...lacing along edges
S: rye, and citrus
T: hops up front, slightly bitter. Rye spice and malty sweetness follows. Rye hangs in the aftertaste.
F: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. nothing off here.
O: Solid, refreshing, flavorful beer. My first Rye, and left a good impression.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 13:43:11 | More by ThreeKingdoms
Photo of salukiKMO


3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S- 22 ounce bomber bottle
A- a nice reddish, almost light caramel color
Smell- citrus, with almost orange juice type aroma
Taste- really taste the hops, some what pine taste, strong flavor
Mouth feel- light
D- not my favorite type of beer, hence the rating. If you like "hoppy" ales this is the one for you. great example.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 16:33:29 | More by salukiKMO
Photo of starofindia


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Nice 1/2CM tan head. Dark dark red. Dark Ruby red and translucent when held up to a light. I'm talking ruby red like the gemstone, not like Dorothy's shoes. Light lacing.

Rich deep caramel aroma. Very pinous hoppy smell. Not overwhelming, but very inviting. Almost sense a little vanilla aroma

Malty sweetness, rich flavor very sweet. Lots of hops but not over-powering. A nice balance with the malt.

Great thick mouthfeel, like I was actually drinking something with substance. Almost creamy, a pleasure to drink. Doesn't feel like a 7.0% beer, I think I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 03:18:07 | More by starofindia
Photo of AlphaKevo


4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks: A very nice Orangy-Amber color, no or little sediment so far as i can see. A little head, not much but a nice lasting lace.

Smell: Has a strong carmel/toffee sent. Smells much sweeter and it tastes.

Taste: Mmm...a great balance of hops and rye malts in this one...not too boozy up front or in the back...has a good earthly flavor...

all around a good brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 23:00:21 | More by AlphaKevo
Photo of JCrazy84


2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Allow me to preface saying that Hop Juice is one of my favorite beers I have ever had and I love Bell's Hopslam, and I am no stranger to hops...

Appearance: Pours an amber/red with a heavy head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: Heavy hops, that is about all I can smell. Probably Simcoe or Columbus.

Taste: I like IPA's, I really do, but this is just not doing it for me. I know it is a rye beer, but I have not had another rye to compare. This just tastes like it has very little balance besides just heavy hops. I get sweetness on the tip of my tongue, but in the short time it takes to get to the back everything is overwhelmed by hops.

Mouthfeel: Thin, tastes undercarbonated, possibly the reason for the overwhelming hops.

Overall: If you want hops with no balance, here is your beer. I like hops, but I cannot find one bit of sweetness or redeeming taste to allow anything but hops to be tasted in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 22:58:46 | More by JCrazy84
Photo of Trumpstylz


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful beer...deep mahogany... had it on tap at charlies ale house in wheaton. The roughly 7% alcohol is undetectable, probably because the distinct flavor of the summit hop covers it up. Fairly citrusy and slightly earthy/herbaly... this beer is one to be reckoned with.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2006 18:42:10 | More by Trumpstylz
Photo of gulzuler


3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a traditionial pub glass, just above room temperature...lacing was consisent throughout the whole drinking period. For some reason, the hops in this seems really fresh and pronouced. The ale has a kick, even though the alchol is well masked.

Overall I am impressed with this unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 04:34:57 | More by gulzuler
Photo of maxwellh


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this for the first time on cask . . .

Nice two-finger head with adequate lacing as it drank.

Pretty burnt red tone that was crystal clear in the glass.

Aroma was a knock-down piney hop hit up front with some big malt notes playing right alongside it.

Drinks VERY spicy. From the nose, one would expect to get a very pungent bitter hit from the hops--and they're certainly there--but the balance is pretty impressive. Big, round spice with some caramel in the malt but the floral, grapefruity hops wipe the malt away. C&E drinks big, but I wouldn't have been opposed to having another one (or two?) over the course of an evening. It's just so well-balanced. I'm very impressed.

Serving type: cask

05-21-2010 03:58:47 | More by maxwellh
Photo of mnbeerman45


3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cane and Ebel, brewed by Two Brothers Brewing Co.

I had some expectations on this beer for two reasons. First, I've yet to have a Two Bros beer that wasn't well styled, and second, "a hopped-up red rye ale" how can you not be fired up!

A: Deep red copper colored, lightly transparent, with a strong lingering head. Consistent light lacing.

S: Light grapefruit citrus over a depth of malt.

T: Initial hop burst of west coast hops (I think) that is quickly overtaken by the nicely sweet malt.

M: Medium to light.

D: Easy drinking, not entirely smooth (quick hop burst/deep malt), but the transition is enjoyable. Definitely enjoy one before, during and after dinner. Truly an enjoyable beverage.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 22:13:31 | More by mnbeerman45
Photo of blahblahbeercom


4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- This BEER pours a murky brown/red color. The head starts out one finger thick, but ends up much less than that.

Smell- Cane and Ebel has an earthy, almost musty smell in the bottle. Once poured, I could pick up a pepper and caramel smell.

Taste- At first sip, I could taste a caramel/malt flavor. There is sweetness to this initial taste, but the earthy barley flavor keeps it from being overwhelming. Rye & sweetness gives way to a slight bitterness from hops.

Mouthfeel- slightly sticky... lingers on the tongue with bitterness and slight earthy tones

Overall- I am very happy with the way earthy rye and bitter hops dance in this ale. This unique ale really works!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 23:52:03 | More by blahblahbeercom
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Cane & Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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