Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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:
634
Ratings:
1,674
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
177
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232
For Trade:
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Photo of Theescarletandgray
4.99/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious! The color is brown with a gold hue. The color piqued my interest when I saw it poured for a friend. The taste was great! The hops are wacky, wacky good! I will be looking to get a keg of this in the future.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled earlier this afternoon on 3/21/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10 ounce pilsner glass.

Brew pours a pretty dark amber in color with a good 1-finger thick foamy off-white head. Lots of sheet lacing was seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Lots going on with the aroma as there is some burnt brown sugar, spices and woodsey hops. More going on with the taste even with some roasted malts with a touch of caramel in the mix as well. Finishes slightly dry with a slight bitter finish but that only last a couple of seconds. Overall a decent brew. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

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Photo of MNJR
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A truly great beer. Woodsy flavors, rye spice, creamy texture with tight carbonation and fluff for miles on the head. Almost a smoky flavor, some sweetness. Strong flavors, but all good flavors, a bit bitter but pleasant aftertaste. Rich, complex, sturdy, massively excellent beer that just kicks ass.

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Photo of Ri0
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by 4/11/15.

A - Dark bronze with a 1 finger eggshell head. Fades and leaves behind spotty lacing.

S - Rather sweet like caramel and palm sugar with some burnt aromas. The hops and rye give it a added scent.

T - Earthy with the spicy rye and bitter hops. Some roasted maltiness to go along with the palm sugar and caramel sweetness.

M - Medium feel with a creamy finish and good carbonation. Dry and spicy finish.

O - An excellent red rye that has a flavorful malty backbone.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 04/11/2015 printed on the back label. A new one to me from Two Brothers, out of Warrenville, acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Jewel.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a reddish-brown body, with hues of rust orange when in the glass. About a finger of frothy tan head that falls quickly. Leaves lots of sticky scattered lacing behind on the glass. Looks nice for what it is.

S - A pleasant and fruity aroma. Spicy grainy rye malt makes it's initial appearance, followed by lots of jammy / orangey / piney hops. A creamy sweetness imparted from the Thai palm sugar.

T - Bready rye malt with a touch of caramel, and lots of bitter resinous hops. Pine, orange, grapefruit. In all honesty, it seems a bit bland to me. Flavorful, to be sure, but there isn't much going on here to keep me interested. I'm giving it the 4 for quality.

M - The feel is smooth and easy drinking, if even a bit on the watery side of things. Fruity and jammy, with mild hop resins / bitterness lingering on the palate. Very easy-drinking for the moderate 7.00% abv.

Overall, I'm not a very big fan of rye beers to begin with, but this one wasn't terrible, just fairly bland and middle-of-the-road, in my opinion. Easy-drinking, and worth a shot for fans of the style, but it's not something I would return to again often.

Two Brothers Cane And Ebel -----4/5.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with great clarity. A fingernail of creamy beige colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Intriguing aroma of rye and cane sugar along with piney hops playing more of a background note. The flavor is comprised of rye,cane sugar,and piney hops. The mouth is moderately carbonated and has the sharp edge from the spicy rye.

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Photo of GroggyGreg
4/5  rDev -2%

Right out the bottle I got some a blast of interesting fruity aromas, I would guess that come from the hop choices in this ale. Like strawberry banana orange juice and canned pineapple juice. Really fun first impression.

It pours a rich copper color with a nice head that falls to a persistent covering.

In the flavor there is a nice malty base with more pineapple juice flavor. The hop bitterness is firm and balancing against the malt and juiciness from the hops.

The beer adds interest with some very light tea-like astringent bite (or is that a lingering bitterness from high-alpha hops? idk), peppery and cherry notes, as well as a drying impression something like diet cherry coke.

Overall impression is that this is a really fun beer with a lot of qualities that will keep you interested with every new sip. The balance is evident by the brew's ability to give you impressions of the nice base malts, the rye, as well as some really fun hop aromas and flavors. Would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"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 Original. And that's no sin." Brewed in the style of a Rye Ale. Available as a year round beer in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy creamed head of a tannish white color over a red amber body with high clarity, mild haze and plentiful relaxed carbonation. The retention is very good, lacing is light and streaked. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma is a fair balance of malt and hop characteristics with aromatic floral, fruity and soapy hops with a modest bitterness atop a biscuity malt base with a subtle touch of rye for a slightly bready, somewhat tangy note to match. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The flavor is considerably more malt-forward, with slick biscuit and tangy rye malt crowning an otherwise light and simple malt profile. The hop profile isn't quite as bright in the flavor, although the bitterness is still moderate and matched with the soft tanginess of the rye, generates more than enough bite to counter the sweet malt undertones. Finishes tangy and dry with a touch of peppery and herbal hop resin. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, softly dry. Carbonation generates a subtle airiness for a slightly creamy, frothy mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, medium+ amongst all beers. Balance is slightly tangy and bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters to note. 4.25

(Overall) This is quite the quality introduction for me to this brewery. A rye ale with quite a bit of bright hoppy flavor and bitterness to round it out. Very drinkable despite its above-average body and thorough flavor profile. Enjoy it young to appreciate it at the peak of its flavor. 4

Two Brothers Brewing Company's
Cane and Ebel
3.93/5.00

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Photo of seedyone
2/5  rDev -51%

03/04/14 Just a taste...but I had to make note. This goes into the WWTT file (What Were They Thinking). I should start by confessing to not being a big hops fan, but the effrontery of the rye negates any nuances. I'm not big on slamming a beer but I'm leaving this 'message in a bottle' so I don't ever get caught up in the mystery of the name of this brew again. Might be rye-ght for some...but I'm not that guy.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 7/11/14 so a little past expiration, which I will take into account when scoring.

Appearance: Very dark rust color and pretty much opaque due to the darkness but red when held up to the light. Poured a one-finger off-white head that has quickly dissipated, leaving thick lacing.

Aroma: Caramelized orange, barleywine-esque. Sweet but not too sweet.

Taste: The very first thing I noticed is the incredible balance. The label states "a hopped up red rye ale" so I was expecting a lot of bitterness combined with a peppery flavor from the rye. However, the flavor, while robust, is much more restrained than the hops and rye would suggest. Cane and Ebel starts with a nice bouquet of caramel malt and a stone fruit flavor that may be a result of the addition of palm sugar. A moderate hop bitterness develops about mid-way through. The finish is quite smooth with a malt sweetness creeping in and then the peppery rye comes through in the aftertaste where it lingers. Sort of an orchestra of flavors all coming in at just the right times. 68 IBUs almost seems like an overstatement but at 7% ABV it may be that the malt is covering up a lot of the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body but never too heavy. About average carbonation for the style and decently smooth. Good drinkability but unfortunately not a session option.

Final Thoughts: Really pleasantly surprised by this one. Picked it up for a buck, which was a very good deal. I'm typically not a rye beer fan but Two Brothers Brewing Co definitely knows how to work their malt bill to strike a great balance. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by 09/10/14
L - creamy ivory head tops a reddish-brown ale
S - different aroma: sweet, brown sugar, citrus, earthy spicy rye
T - spicy rye, brown sugar, earth, grapefruity citrus, toasted grain, sweet with moderate bitterness
F - creamy and very dry accentuating the bitter finish
O - still my favorite Two Brothers beer. I always love coming back to this one.

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Photo of MIchelle
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pours a beautiful deep red/dark brownish color with a nice cream head that rises just over an inch in the glass. The smell is very nice, previews the hop taste that is to come with your first sip. A nice balance hop taste with a great malted barley taste. It's a complex flavored beer but not so bold that someone who doesn't get into the super bold beer styles shouldn't like it. Very well balanced and smooth drinking. Having mine with some popcorn lol and it goes awesome. A very good brew, my favorite two brothers brew so far.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollywood Stadium inside Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL. This pours a dark amber color with a slight brown foamy head. Good aroma of toasted rye. Has a strong, bitter flavor and full of rye tones. Lots of bold, bitter flavors and very well made.

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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 Chiefy770
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle into an IPA glass. "Best by" 05/20/14

Dark amber body, nearly brown. Big fluffy off-white head caps this one off. Great lacing throughout. Sweet notes of citrus from the hops stands out in the nose. Other notes of sweet fruit and spiced hops are also detectable. Pretty good presence of rye in the malts. The malts really carry complex flavors from the rye. Sweet caramel and bread slowly break down and leave a great hit of citric hops in the finish. Somewhat smokey flavors develop in the finish.

This is quite frankly one of the best Rye IPAs I have had.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark wood colored brown with a little reddishness to it body. Light carbonation visible under a good white head that settles slowly to a thin lace that clings to the glass all the way down.

Nose had a lot of citrus hop aroma but it was backed up by the rye malt body. Really deep sweetness but balanced buy some burnt undertones from the rye. Very smooth mouthfeel and taste from the big malt character. The smell is certainly sweeter than the taste. The hops and rye work together nicely to give a nice bitter body that's sweetened a little at the beginning with some citrusy flavors and again sweet in the aftertaste with the warming 7 percent alcohol showing itself only slightly. Long bitterness in the back of the palate however, screaming for another sip.

This was really good. The rye and hop flavors balanced well and the mouthfeel was smooth and very drinkable, would get again for sure.

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Photo of craftbeerbyob
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany color with sharp rye flavors and hoppy characteristic. Nice overall balance, but not as impressed as I thought I would be though. The thai palm sugar is a good touch, though it doesn't put it over the top for me. Above average beer but not Two Brothers best.

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Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark amber and copper color, slightly clouded, no head but plenty of lace

S: You can smell hops, malt and a hint of sugar

T: wow, this is quite a combination! This beer kicks you right in the taste buds in a way I was not expecting when I first tried this at the brewery. Even though it’s not exactly the highest IBU IPA in the world, it certainly is a bitter one; the combination of the hops they used to pair with the rye certainly makes a strong combination. The finish is extremely long lasting and the bitter hop flavor stays for a long time.

O: When I first tried this at the brewery I was blown away, it was so aggressive and intense. I quickly fell in love with it and walked over to the counter and bought one of their “Cane and Ebel” T-shirts right away. I’ve introduced this beer to a few beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers alike and there are always mixed reactions, but either way once you have this beer you’ll remember it.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/28/2014. Pours moderately hazy deep copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, floral, grass, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of mango, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, candi sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, mango, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, caramel, rye, toast, floral, grass, candi sugar, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; with a nice crisp hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy rye ale. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of FLima
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark copper color with a caramel one finger head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Delicious aroma of grapefruit, American Amber Ale yeast, passion fruit, spices and a hint of pine and rye.
Sweet flavor of rye, grapefruit, American Amber Ale yeast, spices, lots of caramels, earth, papaya, pine and lemon. Dry with a long bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.0% abv is very well hidden.
Great beer. A bold and beer with strong flavors given its hop profile and rye, but very well balanced. Its sweetness could be tuned down a bit. If you like Rye beers and a hoppy punch, you got to try this.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sugary, some hops as well. Taste is good and unique. Some hops, rye, a bit of sweetness, palm sugar adds a different flavor, slight bitterness, well done. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.89/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

the beer was a clear red with a nice, slightly off white, dense head, that was well retained and left some nice lacing. The smell was a nice hoppy pine aroma, not much rye, certainly expected a more pronounced rye for the style. Again, way too hoppy and not enough rye. Moderate feel, but very smooth and creamy. Overall, not enough rye, they need to try again with this one.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled 12 oz. longneck into a 33 cl snifter. Best-by date is printed outside the lighter colored box, so it's partially illegible, but it's some time in 2013.

Look- Deep.deep ruby-amber with a generous head that falls within a minute or two. Sticky lace clings to the glass but doesn't develop much.

Smell- Malty, spicy, light herbal aroma. Swirling brings out some light citrus and booze. Sweeter as it warms.

Taste- Nothing too different from the aroma, although not as sweet as anticipated. Rye toast, marshmallow, mild citrus up front. Herbal/white bread finish. Tasty, subdued but very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full, creamy sip. Mellow carbonation. A little heavier than I'd like.

Overall- Decent, but nothing too fancy. I'd probably pick it up again at some point if I saw it, but I'm not in any hurry.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear brown in color with a 2 finger foamy off white head that has great retention.

Smell is dominated by rye with some Caramel malt in the background. Some floral spicey hop notes are also present which work nicely with the deep rich malt.

Taste follows the nose being rye forward with a rich malty body and some spicy hops and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good, medium body and medium carbonation. Balances nicely with the spicy hop oils in the finish.

Overall it's understandable why this is one their staples. Rye can be somewhat harsh sometimes but this is really well done.

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Photo of DJScroggins
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brownish, clear, amber. Very light carbonation. Nice creamy head with moderate retention. Dense, fine lacing.

Strong toasted rye nose. Sugary malts. A whiff of hops.

Hops more prominent on first taste. Citrusy, hints of orange. Toasty rye emerges as it lingers. Fades to a surprisingly dry finish.

Light body. Crisp. Dry. Very little carbonation.

Cane and Ebel stands tall as an excellent showcase of the style. It's not my favorite rye, but it's up there. And it's certainly one of the easiest premium rye ales to obtain in the Midwest.

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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,674 ratings.
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