Cane And Ebel
Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Rye Beer
Ranked #13
Ranked #6,883
4.08 | pDev: 10.78%
Apr 27, 2022
May 14, 2006
Cane And EbelCane And Ebel
Notes: 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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3.74 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Apr 27, 2022
4.2 by mothmanscott from Georgia on Jul 29, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by unclekeith from Alaska

Old school mini whale for me. Rye IPA

Brunt amber, no haze, billowing beige head leaving pretty lacing on the glass. Nice bite from the rye and high IBUs - working together. Slight fruitiness. Lingering taste but clean. Full bodied.

Apr 01, 2021
4.01 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri on Jan 08, 2021
4.25 by trapbagels from Illinois on Oct 25, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this for the first time when I was in Wisconsin attending Marquette.

I would have thought this would have been classified as a belgian something, just has that BSDA meets rye kind of vibe.

Anyhoo, chestnut brown with some dark red running to the edges. 1/4" off white leaning beige colored head. Aroma was so much belgian strong dark ale, had the yeasty dark fruit notes, brown sugar, nuttiness and a fortified red wine like presence to it.

Taste, what they hey!? A Summit like onion and garlic influence, the big Simcoe bitterness. Where are we going with this? The beer takes on a everything but the kitchen sink approach. They hopped a bdsa yeast beer like an ipa. WTH? And we haven't even mentioned the rye aspect of it, which I thought to be a little obscured with all the schizophrenic like qualities of this beer otherwise. I mean, all in all, I didn't hate the beer. No doubt there is a lot going on. I dunno if it warrants its high marks here, but it does do something unique to say the least.

Sep 16, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by schrempf from Illinois

Rye beer is one of my favorites and this one checks about all the boxes. Great taste, thick creamy head, undeniably great color. The mapping on the sides of the glass reminds you of what you have put down your throat already in anticipation of more.

Apr 30, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Judgie from Indiana

Purchased a Two Brothers variety case at Costco primarily for this beer as it is probably my favorite style. Poured from a bottle with a BEST BY date of 6/23/20 into a tulip. A beautiful dark amber color and thin cream-colored head was pretty spectacular. Nice balanced aroma and taste of light citrus and sweet toasty malt. Rye bitterness is pronounced and delightful. Mouthfeel can best be described as smooth, not too thin, not syrupy, and light on carbonation. Would love to try a fresher bottle (or a draft!) of this beer. Rye beers seem hard to find on a regular basis, so I was happy to get these.

Mar 30, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

I purchased a 6 pack of this on a trip to Chicago in 2016. I'm a big fan of rye IPAs and I found this to be an outstanding sample of the style, with the rye spice perfectly augmenting the hoppiness of the IPA.

Jul 25, 2019
3.89 by Stout80mizer from Florida on Jun 07, 2019
4.21 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on May 30, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a dark copper-brown color that is opaque. Nice strong, sticky, and heavy head that lingers.
Aroma: Strong aromas of American hops. Some citrus and some tropical aromas. Has a slightly toasted bread, toffee and caramel sweetness to the nose as well.
Flavor: Strong dank hop flavors of melon and earth. This is followed by a heavy darker malt sweetness of sweet caramel, toffee, and some cherry. There is a good amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness, but not all the way. Ultimately it finishes more sweet than bitter. A slight rye spiciness, but I think it is definitely overshadowed by the bittering hops. The alcohol is apparent.
Feel: Slightly heavier and sticky with the malt profile. Good carbonation though. Finishes moderately bitter like an IPA, but ultimately a stronger malt profile wins out on the end to finish sweet and malty.

Overall: Quite a delicious rye beer. Aggressively hopped and drinks similar to an IPA or rye-IPA, but packs a stronger malt profile that characterizes this beer. The rye is overshadowed by the hops. I think it could use slightly less hops to showcase the rye flavor. Drinks like a rye-IPA. Stronger darker malts remind me of a barleywine, but definitely fits the rye-IPA profile. Similar to an IPA, but darker and more malt-focused.

May 27, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Richardalways21 from Illinois

Quite good and interesting look and taste. Will try again. Outstanding taste

May 11, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz bottle bb 07/07/19 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7% ABV 68 IBU. The beer pours bright dark amber in color with sticky khaki colored head. The head recedes slowly to a thick cap leaving very nice lacing. The aroma is faint with rye spice, pine and vague fruit. The taste is semisweet caramel rye, with some chocolate and pine showing up at the end. The finish is medium bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, very good. I really like this style and this is a nicely done example.

May 09, 2019
4.04 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Mar 23, 2019
4.23 by Payner19 from Illinois on Feb 20, 2019
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4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by darrenrfuller from Illinois

Best rye I've had in a long time. We'll balanced between spicy rye notes, slightly sweet malt backbone fully supported by the sugar addition. Delicious!

Nov 24, 2018
2.91 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 23, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by wkjewell from Iowa

Fantastic tasting beer. The flavor of the palm sugar and the rye really come through to make an excellent beer. The hopped additions add a crisp finish.

Apr 27, 2018
4.08 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 10, 2018
3.84 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 17, 2017
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Nov 07, 2017
3.85 by Khaack from New York on Oct 29, 2017
4 by adam36 from Illinois on Aug 01, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

definitely a good and easy drinking rye beer! Not too hoppy and not too malty, great balance and a nice medium feel! well done.

Jul 01, 2017
3.97 by dansushi from New York on Jun 25, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Brianhone from Iowa

Great easy drinking beer. More hops needed. More carbonation needed.

Jun 17, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance has a dark red color that gave a one finger white head that settled to a half finger close to a film while releasing a substantial amount of beautiful speckled spider web lacing. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had some citrus, rye, malty mutedness with just a tad bit of hops in the background. The taste was bittersweet with a great combination of the hops and rye combining very nicely with the malts and citrus. On the palate, it sat about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this was a very drinkable beer for the ABV, quite impressive. Overall, pretty nice rye beer.

Jun 07, 2017
3.52 by ladle69 from Florida on May 09, 2017
4.6 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Apr 27, 2017
3.83 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio on Apr 10, 2017
3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York on Mar 31, 2017
3.83 by psmith161 from Indiana on Mar 23, 2017
4.3 by ConorGolden from New York on Mar 21, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Dark copper body, some haziness, light tan head, wispy and a touch of lacing.

S - Caramel malt, pine, and a bit of spice and alcohol warmth.

T - Opens with lemon, moves quickly to tea and mint, a snap of peppery spiciness, and a sharp dry bitter close.

M - A bit sticky in the open, bitter dry close. Mildly taxing over time.

O - A refreshing brew and quite nice overall, with an excellent mix of spice, fruit, and sharp bitterness.

Mar 18, 2017
3.79 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Mar 13, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EliW from Indiana

The beer has a gorgeous look, with its ruby red slightly brown color, almost as if it was heavily aged in sherry casks. Very aromatic but not fruity like an IPA. It drinks very smooth, with a dry, slightly bitter finish. This is somewhere between a sipper and a gulper. I would definitely come back to this again.

Mar 09, 2017
4.17 by drstalker from Illinois on Mar 02, 2017
3.91 by Skillz from Illinois on Feb 25, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz bottle with a 22 April 2017 BB date stamp.
Excellent clarity in a deep red-brown body. Good off-white head with decent retention.
Aroma: lots of toffee and faint rye. Alcohol esters.
Flavor: moderately strong and bitter; plenty of spicy rye flavors.
Feel: smooth, medium+ body.

Feb 21, 2017
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