Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Cane And EbelCane And Ebel
1,713 Ratings
Cane And EbelCane And Ebel

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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

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Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Valentno7
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Appearance: deep reddish Amber brown, clear, with a frothy khaki head. Aroma: Strong punch of lemon and grapefruit hop notes, with a bit of peppery rye. Taste: Bready, toasty, peppery malt flavored, leading into a sharp resinous, earthy, and tart grapefruit hop flavor. Seems like a hint of roast, but could be the rye Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little sticky. Finish: Leaves a hint of rye but mainly a resinous strong hop bitterness that lingers long past the swallow. Overall: Strong malt base with layers of flavor, but this definitely leans hoppy on overall balance. A pretty easy drinking beer considering the complexity of all the malt/hops. Nothing out of whack. It’s a good one.

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Photo of Malone47
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rudy0908
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Irishace9
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjvanston
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesse13713
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown with very impressive lacing. A nice vibrant head. Hints of light brown and amber at times as well.

Smell - I am overwhelmed by hops at first, but they are quick to balance themselves out. A heavy malt smell as well. Slight fruity and caramel notes in the nose as well.

Taste - An absolutely delicious full flavored IPA taste. Strong, impressive hops. A very rich and malty IPA that is perfectly balanced between bitter and smooth. It transfers from rich, to hoppy, to smooth and caramel-like. A perfect balance.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - As stated, very smooth and hoppy. A smooth drink. This feels like two brothers are working together to create the perfect drink. One brother is named hops. And the other brother is named Smoothness. And it's like they high fived each other to create this sweet concoction of a beer.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmoore50
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer really got me excited for the taste. This beer I have never even heard of, so when I got this in the mail I was excited. The bottle does have a best by date of 5/01/09.

Pours a dark dark amber with a creme colored head that came to about three fingers and when drank, left a nice medium lacing. Held up to the light this beer looks menacing.

This beer smells pretty good, maybe too sweet though. Its overwhelming smell is the grapefruit and sweet hops.

This taste of this beer is probably the most disapointing thing about this beer. I had my first drink and thought that maybe my tongue was funked up. Not really though, just this beer is really light and kind of falls flat. No overwhelming characteristics in this beer fly out, no flavors linger.

Overall this beer is easy to drink because it does not taste like anything specific. This beer was okay, but if I was able to buy it here I most likely wouldn't.


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Photo of JALIEN
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Nipitato
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Nice amber hue, quite dark. Good clarity. virtually no head.

S: Sweet almost sugary malt. Pine and tropical fruit hop character.

T: Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate. Caramel like malt w/ pronounced sugar character provides balance. I'm picking up a little of sourness from the rye bill. Distinct hop bitterness throughout but more pronounced at end and lingers.

MF: Medium mouthfeel. Moderately light carbonation. No alcohol warming. Dextinrious.

D, notes: I'm not sure what the difference is between a well hoped rye beer and an IPA. If it is the sourness this one has it. Pretty drinkable - I liked it.

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a reddish-brown with a small creamy tannish head that dissipates quickly.
S. Grassy hops with sweet malt and a shade of spicy rye.
T. Spicy upfront then sweet malt base with a pile of delicious hops piled on top and a spicy rye finish.
M. Medium body with a medium amount of carbonation.
D. I could drink these all night and be happy.

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Photo of brealbg
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kels
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single of this at Ludlow Wine & Spirits. Review is on a bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Looks great - just what I would expect for the style. Lovely nutty, reddish brown color, slightly opaque, with highly visible carbonation and a well-retained 1 finger tan head. Tons of sticky lacing rings the glass.

Smell: A little less forward than expected. The slightest hint of really sweet, not bitter, citrus comes through. Smells juicy. Not getting any grains in the nose.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is supported by a very distinct toasted grain and rye backbone. Slight citrus hops provide a pleasant bitterness without being overly sticky. The feel is moderate, with good carbonation and a fairly dry aftertaste.

Drinkability: Moderate. Not my favorite in the style in terms of complexity or balance, but still very tasty and easy to drink.

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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 GiantMidget
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of EuellGophar
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerman207
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First - this was a bit past the recommended shelf date so I will be interested to try one that is within it's freshness date;

A: Color is copper and transparent with a good head that lingers forever. Lace around the glass - very nice

S: Smell is malt, rye, citrus hops

T: Front is bitter hops that quickly goes sweet malt and has a nice fruity tone perhaps even some grape flavor in there

M: medium carbonation

D: I could certainly try another of these. Just what the doctor ordered after the day I had.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rayjay
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From jackndan in the '07 BIF race (go team spring!)

This beer features a lovely head, two fingers and full of tiny bubbles. Super sticky and thick lace. Deep copper colored clear beer with active carbonation.

Aroma features burning CO2 (think ginger ale), although it has a creamy appearance and smells a bit like a nitrogenated beer. Lots of malts (carmel, rye, and tons of pales) and restrained hops.

I was right about the creamy texture. Initially a bit tart, which is slowly taken over by a dry malt wave, finally fading away to a mild and creamy bitter hoppy aftertaste. Very tastefully balanced. Reminds me of fresh rye bread. Never too thick or syrupy (it looked a bit intimidating). The 7% abv is very well hidden, without any over-malted body signs. On top of all this, its delicious.

I'm loving the creamy mouthfeel, which still reminds me of NO2.

Drinkability is very good. It isn't overwhelming at all. Refreshing and very drinkable. Recommended. Cheers!

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

A dark brick red with nice creamy head. Scent is sweet caramel, spicy rye, and a touch of orange from the hops. Taste is nearly identical to smell. The texture is smooth and creamy and the spiciness of the the rye lingers in a rather pleasant way. A very nice beer and the best I've had from Two Brothers.

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Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%

Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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