Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Cane And EbelCane And Ebel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
639
Ratings:
1,698
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
240
For Trade:
1
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Photo of wheelinshirt
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown longneck bottle from Abe's in Bethlehem as part of a mixed six pack for $11. Poured into a dimple mug.

Clear caramel red color with a big light tan head that slowly recedes leaving big rings of lacing down the glass. Medium size CO2 bubbles rise up to support the crowning head--no complaints here.

Smell is IPA like, this rye beer is heavily hopped and at 7% is verging on DIPA territory. American hops dominate, I can't really smell the spicy rye on this one.

Taste is, at first, mostly bitter. There was a slightly metallic taste that really put me off but it seemed to fade as I drank on. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness, backed by a nice amount rye spiciness. My only complaints are the metallic taste and a slight overhopping.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium light, there is some alcohol present to warm the throat though you dont taste it.

Drinkability is limited only by one's tolerance for hops. This is really a RyePA, and at 7% ABV ends up tasting like a pretty big beer. It is good, though, and it's biggest fault was the metallic taste. A very good tasting and fantastic looking beer. If you can find it at a reasonable price, pick up a couple.

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Photo of Raymond69
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured cold into goblet. Darkish brown, somewhat cloudy , small head, no lacing.

Smell is faintly caramel, not smelling a lot, could be my allergies.

The beer pulls through with nice hop bite , maltiness , and some crispness with I'd assume comes from the sugar and rye.

Mouthfeel is thin, and under carbonated.

Overall drinkability is pretty good, although I won't be seeking this one out.

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Photo of charlzm
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed September 15th, 2012. Bottle labeled "best by 5/8/12". Oops!

Poured from the bottle into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass. A creamy, fine one-finger head of off-white appears and sticks around a good long time. Excellent sheeting. Mostly clear orange/copper colored brew has copious lazy bubbles rising throughout.

Notes of rye and citrus (orange and grapefruit) in the restrained nose.

Flavor is subtle and somewhat complex. Rye bread notes lead off with a bit of spice. Just barely more sweet than not. Clean hop notes on finish: grassy and lightly citric with only a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Slight carbonation prickle. Finishes ever-so-slightly dry.

Pretty drinkable due to the combination of smooth, clean mouthfeel and well-blended flavors. The ABV should give one pause to having more than a couple of these on a hot afternoon, though, as the alcohol is not present in the flavor at all.

Since the beer is well past its expiration date, I can imagine that the hop presence must be more pronounced in a fresher example. As it stands, though, this expired sample was fine drinking anyway.

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Photo of rembrant
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour Red Amber with a great frothy thick head. Recedes gradually leaving some lace

Scent Woodsy and floral hop aromas,some whole hop resin,not much malty stuff

there's a nice brief lead in of a good caramel before the hops catch up The hop's edge seems to get tamed a bit by the malts or rye but are rather flavorful,her resin,pine, a touch of smoke.

Mouth Seems rather full bodied but kind of flat for it's type. Out of curiosity,I took a swig from the bottle and some of that missing edge was there. Kind of strange,I can't recall another brew that's "Best Served In The Bottle".

Drinkable....yes It is a bit filling for it's type,rather tasty,not to big and boozy,but the shortage of carbonation put me off a bit.

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Photo of quinnsi
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: rudy burnt orange and red with a really nice two fingers of off-white foam

S: piney hops almost entirely with a hint of malt at the end.

T: Much more balanced than expecting after the taking in the nose. Light carbonation and hops in the front, then predominated by nice, round malt flavors. after a few moments, the hops makes themselves known again, lingering for quite a while.

M: The carbonation and hops balance well in the mouth, with some warming from the alcohol.

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Photo of kbnooshay
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While visiting my brother in North Aurora Illinois, he took us out to the two brothers brew pub. Great place!

Poured a gorgeous dark ruby brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is super dry with nice citric hoppage and some caramel malt. Taste was super hoppy with a rye twinge that could be mistaken for an astringent cleaner. This is fairly bitter. Feel is prickly from the amount of carbonation. Not super drinkable but i enjoyed this.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Vibrant copper with saffron highlites. Clean and lightly hazed with minimal bubble activity. Decent khaki colored head made up of medium sized bubbles.

S: Hop syrup, red fruit preserves, rye and some forest floor.

T: The cane sugar is apparent at the very beginning of the first sip...a tickling hits hits the tip of the tongue. Some astringent rye flavors move across the sides of the palate while some honey notes work the center. Little bit of grapefruit hides behind the red beet malt backbone. The bitterness doesn't come until after the swallow, where an earthy profile lingers for some time.

M: Medium body, some what prickly.

D: Not bad, bit off balanced. Hop profile isn't round enough to balance the sharp sugary background. Drinkable for sure.

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Photo of mwagner1018
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark caramel amber color with a slight red hue, very minimal light frothy head, quickly diminishes. No lacing on glass.

S- Sweet, malty-candi sugar is the dominant scent (I checked and realize that it is actually Thai palm sugar), butter, slight grape aroma. I don't really get much hop aroma...which I would hope to get to balance out the malty, sugary aromas up front.

T- Caramel, toffee, sweet-honey and vanilla, moderate bitterness to try and offset the sweetness. Sharp, yet inviting, caramel...good hop character with a very malty backbone. At room temp as warmed up...certainly more complex and inviting, comfortable.

M- Thick, yet smooth...fresh and slightly bitter, enticing tingle on back of tongue...sharp and strong...but not all that complex, it is balanced and clean.

D- A bit too sweet, drinkable for a few, but beyond 2 just doesn't work for me beyond that.

For the creativity of the style, and I think they used some interesting ingredients...bold, clever and creative. Good overall beer...

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Photo of katan
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

A - Pours a brown to brownish red color. The head has a darker color that is in the same vein as a stout. The head is light, and quickly dissipates. Little lacing. Carbonation appears light.

S - Some kind of malty smells here - seems like its mostly the simple barley notes, although the more astringent rye is lightly there.

T - Starts with a lean towards the sweeter side. Loaded with plenty of barley and rye. Mid stream starts to show the bitter balance -although it never takes over. Finishes with the rye flavors - the bite is quite noticeable. No phenolic flavors, surprising to me considering the ABV.

M - Has lots of body. A combination of the unfermentables and the body of the rye. Smooth in texture due to its low carbonation.

D - While I find this beer pleasant to drink, I do find the flavors are "potent" enough to begin to wear. The ABV combined with the strong body also makes it less sessionable.

Good beer overall - would certainly like to try the imperial version.

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Photo of timmlimestone
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have to telll you this was a hard one to rate. Great for he hops, but overall not too great for the tongue.

Appearance - Great for an IPA.

Smell - Wow The hops are amongst us.

Taste - Very hoppy

Mouthfeel - Very hoppy very american in the hops that I taste.

Drinkability - For a very much too strong IPA not bad.

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Photo of jpmclaug
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed tulip. Recieved this in a generous BIF box from Sopernicus

A - Dark, dark red-purple almost black. Reminds me of the color of a plum. A small white head rests on top

S - Kind of a fruity aroma with some spicy rye notes. Not picking up much here however.

T - rich malts mingle with spicy rye notes. Some citrusy hop notes in the finish along with other dark fruit flavors. Malt is the first thing you notice before the hops take over. Well balanced

M - Medium body, creamy, nice low amount of carbonation

D - Pretty drinkable. Interesting mix of flavors. Nothing really turns me off in this beer but there isn't much that wow's me either. Worth trying and I wouldn't mind drinking this again but I don't see myself seeking it out.

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Photo of beagle75
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, dark amber color with over one finger of rocky and persistent mocha-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fruit, featuring dark citrus and savory herbaceous spice, is detected. Caramel is also comfortably positioned in the smell, perhaps leaning into butterscotch.

T: Begins off-dry, with intense caramel, earthy black tea, and juicy citrus that is very dark. Acidity is restrained into the middle, where the authentic tea flavors develop increasing umami and astringency. This beer finishes rustic, savory, and herbaceous, with bitterness that accumulates on the palate slowly yet reaches a fairly bracing intensity.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This intensely savory beer drowns out the advertised hopped-up qualities, borrowing just enough citrus to allow a nod in the direction of balance. It combines a solid malt-dominated front end with fairly strong pure bitterness at the end. While as drinkable as most IPAs, it seems a bit less composed that some other offerings from Two Brothers, such as Domaine du Paige or Resistance.

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Photo of bassmantin
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich amber color with moderate head and lacing. I can't smell much in it. If anything, all I detect is the smell of alcohol. A little unimpressed. The taste is a surprise... maltier than I expected with only a hint of hops in the aftertaste. I would have liked more hoppiness to balance this out a little more. The rye is somewhat apparent, but not as dominating as in, say, a Founder's Red's Rye. Still enjoyable and unique.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant brick red/amber colour. High clarity, the head is tan, about 1/2 inch, and holds up well. Moderate resiny hop flavor in the aroma, with lightly toasty malt. The smell is decent, but doesn't really entice me.

The taste is lightly dry, with toasty, caramel malt flavor. The hops are pine-like, and balance out the flavor well. Decent bitterness toward the end which seems to fade after each subsequnt sip. I only get a small hint of rye in the end, and not much spiciness either- not what I expected.

The thickness is medium, with a slight syrup-like slickness to it initially. The carbonation is not that strong, and I would say it loses its potency quickly as the beer sits in the glass. This seemed to water it down a little.

Overall, I thought it was decent. It wasn't what I expected for a Rye beer, in fact it seemed more like an IPA of some sort. Worth a try, maybe split it with a friend. Thanks to Vancer for the bottle...

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Photo of nickfl
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One and a half finger, rocky, brownish off-white head with good retention and excellent lace. Perfectly clear ruby colored body. This is a strikingly beautiful beer; pretty much flawless.

S - Strong, spicy aroma of rye, along with light caramel, vanilla, and herbal/ spicy hops.

T - The spiciness of the rye asserts itself first, along with a thin sweetness. This is quickly followed by a wave of sharp, almost soapy bitterness. Pine like hop flavors follow and the rye character and bitterness fight for dominance through the finish, accompanied by a subtle smokey note. A distinct, lingering flavor of grapefruit remains after everything else is gone.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation and a slight residual sweetness.

D - This kind of beer is not my cup of tea, but it is well made and I can see how it would be very enjoyable for an IBU pervert. Honestly, my biggest complaint isn't really the level of bitterness, but that it is such a sharp, acrid bitterness. Personally I think some of those bittering hops might have been better used for aroma and flavor.

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Photo of adamette
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 200th review. Wooohooo!

On tap at McNulty's Bier Markt in Cleveland a few hours ago. Poured into a clean, clear pint glass. It is the "IPA of the week" at the Bier Markt.

A Dark Brown translucent, maybe a bit of ruby red hue with minimal head that lingers for maybe 2 minutes. After that there were only trace bubbles on the surface. Not a bad look by any means but also not all that impressive.

S Hops. Really pungant. Like standing in a hop field having hops extract applied to your upper lip. Really, such a distinct aroma of pure hops. I did not smell anything else. That does not impress me.

T Huge hops bitterness started the taste (could it have been the nose coming back as I sipped?) but that gave way to a nice malty middle and a nice, wet finish. This is a hoppy beer for sure but it is presented in a well rounded, mature way. Other really hoppy beers that I have had, by comparison, were unbalanced hop featurettes and "one trick ponies." I am not afraid of hops but I think that such an unbalanced beer is, well, unbalanced.

M Full with hops bitterness, reasonably high ABV at 7%.

D Not the best due to hops bitterness and moderately high ABV.

Notes: I have not liked the hoppy hoppy beers in the past but if they continue to taste like this, a mature, well balanced but hoppy beer, then I might start to be persuaded into the hop camp.

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Photo of Duster72
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy deep ruby with a sizable head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops with some spicyness. Grainy rye taste with bitter hops and roasty sweetness. The word that kept coming to mind was harsh. Just a little too harsh for my tastes. Otherwise it's a generlly good flavor and a decent drink, just maybe not quite as pleasing as Founder's offering.

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Photo of blackie
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: The whitish head soon recedes to an island of carbonation and a ring around the glass. The beer is a medium brown in color.

smell: Tealike aromas of fresh, floral hops blended with some caramel and rye malt aromas.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is around medium, the body a lighter medium.

taste: A slightly nutty, lightly sweet sweet malty flavor finds some hop flavors and soon gives way to a moderate bitterness. Not much depth, but tasty.

drinkability: somewhat limited

bomber split with dirtylou during my stay in WI

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Photo of vic21234
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle labeled best by 04/21/12.

A- Pours a dark amber, borderline light-brown color. Forms a half fingers worth of head that quickly dissipates. A nice film stays along the top and edge of the glass.

S- Smells lightly of citrus and malts. Some sweet fruits as well.

T- Starts smooth with noticable malts before finishing with the rye spiciness and hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, easy to drink, nice hop bitterness at the back of each sip.

A good rye beer, one of my favorites from my local Two Brothers Brewery.

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Photo of t8dd
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Aroma of rich grain, piney hops and sweet malt. Pours dark amber with a frothy white head. Flavors of spicy grain, resinous hops with a pronounced bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. Not bad. Last beer of birthday night so impressed that I remembered it at all.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 10/29/08; sampled January '09. Brewed with rye, palm sugar and Summit hops, dry-hopped with Simcoe. The brew is a chill-hazed cherry red, capped with a thin layer of froth that leaves a bit of lacing. You can smell the age malts on this brew, but notes of caramel malts and sticky hops pierce through and help deliver a satisfactory aroma. Lots of resiny/citric hops on the palate, with a good backing of sweet crystal malts and a medium to high bitterness. There is also some fruity/floral alcohol and a light peppery note, but not really a whole lot of rye. It has a medium body and finish, and the sugar helps to keep this brew from being too heavy. In all, a nice hoppy and malty brew, but the rye and palm sugar don't really stick out at all. Maybe they come through a bit more when fresh.

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Photo of claspada
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas are of caramel and pales malts with some "rough edges" from the rye malts and some bitter citrusy hops.

The taste is really up front with bitter hops that quickly goes sweet malt but rapidly returns to harsh bitterness from either the rye or the hops; I think it's the hops.medium carbonation

I could certainly try another of these, but it's defintely not my favorite rye offering. I was pretty exciting for this beer but was kinda letdown to be honest.

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Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out with a huge head that has a huge hop aroma, with a slightly tan color. Head lasted a long time. Left lacing

A nice copper color with orange hue accent. Aroma of hops, with a slight rye accentuated nose, with some fruitiness, and piny.

Flavor of rye, with a fruit character, lending too a very nice hop bitterness

Mouthfeel is a smooth nicely carbonated, medium bodied.

Overall this beer rock it is very drinkable. Balanced towards rye and hops mostly. This is reccommended

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Photo of AaronHomoya
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber.

Pretty good sized, tan head. Fairly dark auburn-red color. Good amount of carbonation. Nice retention and tons of lacing along the glass as I drink.

Piney, hoppy aroma with a slight malt sweetness and a hint of oak.

Sweet, tangy hop flavor with fruitiness, then some rye notes and a pretty bitter, hop finish.

Medium-bodied and a little syrup-y and sticky mouthfeel.

Very attractive and nice smelling, but just a pretty good flavor. Mouthfeel was a little less than what I'd like.

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Photo of mnbeerman45
3.67/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,698 ratings.
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