Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrosbrew.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:
634
Ratings:
1,674
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
232
For Trade:
1
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Photo of tobelerone
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking ark amber color with a slowly fading, modest lacing. The nose is hops, malt, and subtle, slightly metallic rye.

Lovely taste..a nice mix of hops, moderate bitterness, and tasty rye. Thankfully the metallic aspect is nowhere to be found in the taste, a slightly off-putting characteristic of many other rye beers. This is one of the best tasting ryes I've had.

Nicely carbonated and crisp. Complex blend of rye and hops with a solid malt backbone, very slightly sweet. Tasty.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an Imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a clear walnut brown body with a creamy antique white head that holds its shape above the glass. There is no sign of carbonation.

S- The smell of fresh cut pineapple weed in the hops has notes of pale malt with a slightly darker malt hint in the background.

T- The big hops had notes of grass and the taste of fresh hop pellets which was followed by a pale malt flavor that was slightly sweet. As it warmed there was a note of dark caramel malt in with the paler malts and a faint lemongrass hint to the finishing hops.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel but the texture was a bit watery.

D- This beer has very grassy hop notes and I didn't notice the exotic palm sugar subtleties. I will have to try another bottle or two and see if I can find those flavors.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Jackie O's tulip glass on 7/26/11
*From notes

Yet another big thanks goes out to siege06nd for hooking me up with this one after his recent trip to the Land of Cleve.

A: Dark chocolate lab brown with a solid amount of golden sunlight amber fighting it's way through. A standard pour yields a 1.75 finger head and as the head dissipates, thick chunks of white lacing rim the glass.

S: Crispy. Heavy handed notes of rye and floral hops abound. Slightly sweet and quite earthy.

T: There's no hiding the rye - it's everywhere. Even when the hints of floral hops and roasted, rustic malt make their way to the forefront, the rye is right there with it. Slightly hoppy, but the hops play a supporting role. On the finish I get a bit of fried pork dumpling skin.

M: No complaints here. The mouthfeel does exactly what it should: it compliments the flavor profile of the beer. This is supremely creamy, and really a pleasure to drink.

O: Two Brother's Cane & Ebel Rye comes off like an East Coast AIPA / Brown Ale hybrid. The rye is certainly the star of the show, and is presented in a winning and approachable way from top to bottom. Effortlessly and deceptively well put together. Job well done, Brothers.

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Photo of akorsak
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pint served on-tap at the Brass Rail Deli.

A: The rye ale is a full, dark amber brown color, completely opaque. A finger of head has left small-sized patches of lace around the mouth of the glass.

S: The nose is a combination of citrusy hops and spicy dark rye bread. Peppery aromas cut into the rye, bringing out their sweetness.

T: Delicious. The rye is full, concentrated and chewy, leaving a bready taste in the mouth. The malts are met by vibrant hops, citrusy with grapefruit and orange peel leading the way. Caramel malts mix with the bready rye, creating a rich malt base that is capable of supporting the weighty hop profile. Hell, it could support a an entire extra addition of hops.

M: The rye and bold hops make this a real ale to savor. The flavor is full and intense from first sip to last; one of the best beers that the Brass Rail has had on.

D: Hop Stoopid kicked just before I arrived but you know what? This kicks Hop Stoopid in the pants 9 times out of 10. I love rye and I love hops and this beer provides both in tall order.

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Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another thanks to dzyneguru. Poured into 14oz glass. Poured a nice deep brown with a bit of a reddish tint. The beer had less than a half inch of of tan head that didn't have much retention and a little better than minimal lacing.

The Rye scent in this brew was kind of muted, not as sharp as others I've had, with a nice trace of hops in the background. The flavor had a bolder Rye flavor, but not overpoweringly so. There was also a nice blend of hops on the finish.

The body was decent, perhaps a bit thin. Drinkability was good, I'd have more of these if they were local to me. Overall, a decent beer that's worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with Joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours from 12oz bottle a clear copper with about a 2 finger head of foam and good lacing and boy, the head retention is very nice indeed.

The smell is a strong grapefruit but there's also some sweet malt sneaking through the cracks.

The taste has good notes of grapefruit which, btw, aren't as strong as I would have expected from the nose(not a bad thing!), roasted malt, some bread, some earthy tones, and caramel malt in the background. Nice medium mouthfeel here and it finishes slightly tart, slightly sweet. Good tasting brew!

I've only had a few beers that have Rye listed in the name but the one's I've tried have all turned out to be quite tasty and satisfying.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours brilliant brown under a 3” rocky, clingy, light tan 3” foam collar that takes about 3 minutes to recede to a thick film.
S: Big rye aromas and spicy light brown sugar.
T: Malty spicy rye, light brown sugar, hint of chocolate, citrus, melon and a fairly assertive bitter finish that balances the Thai palm sugar. The Thai palm sugar adds an interesting aspect to it with light brown sugar qualities and an interesting spiciness.
F: Very creamy, rich texture, medium body, soft palate.
O: A very complex and layered beer with the rye, Thai palm sugar and hop flavors and bitterness all interacting together in very interesting ways.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the clear dark amber brew. Head holds on nicely, with lots of sticky delicate lacing. Aroma is dominated by juicy pine hoppiness, but restrained enough to not burn out the nose hairs. Taste works nicely, with the strong hops character offset by the fleeting sweetness of the malts and what I assume is the palm sugar that the label touts. Spiciness of unknown origin, hops or rye, makes things interesting as well. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, and drinkability is dangerously easy. I'm sure I will find myself revisiting this one.

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

This beer has been in the fridge too long, so hop aroma and flavor are likely depleted.

Pours a nice amber color, clear, with solid 2 finger light beige head that leaves slight lacing.

Aroma is cola sweetness, caramel malt, bready, with a hint of rye and citrus hop.

Flavor retained more hop character. Lemon and grapefruit sourness dominate, supported by a bready caramel malt character, leading to a somewhat bitter rye finish. The sweetness of the malt accentuates the rye as it warms.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Overall, a very citrus forward beer, with enough rye to reign in the flavor and keep the profile in check.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my ticks I had for a while. Picked up a bottle at Vintage Estate for $2.50 Best by 7/17/11

A - Very dark brown amber with a slight haze. Foamy half inch head with a slight tan color and great lacing.

S - Smells surprisingly more sweet than hoppy. Spicy rye notes and hits of citrus hops.

T - The rye gives it a nice bit of spice not like a pepper spice but more like a clean malt. Hops are there but only on the back end with a slight bitterness of pine that lingers seconds after I drink.

M - Tastes like a nice medium bodied beer to me.

Overall very drinkable but something about the rye makes it more bitter than sweet which I like in my IPA's. I did like it though and believe this is a very well made beer I guess rye just doesn't wow me. I do have a couple more beers by these guys so here's hoping I like them more.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a very deep mahagony color with burnt pink grapefruit highlights. Head was a nice one and a half finger head. Light bubbling as well as lacing.

Smell- Indeed a very fubnky hop aroma with the lets not forget about the rye either. These two aromas combined with a grapefruit zest.

Taste- A great mix of brown sugared red rye, funky hops with a real resiny character, and grapefruit peels. Just an amzing mix of flavors in this artisanal brew.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had at The Local Miami. Arrives in a Green Flash goblet.

A- Light see-through brown color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before shimmying down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of light surface foam. Thick, full cobwebs of lacing.

S- Moderately hoppy aroma with some complimentary alcohol. Somewhat musty.

T- Toasty, light chocolate and also light spiciness from the rye. Restrained bitterness with some alcohol presence. Overall, well-balanced with the hops playing off the rye malt nicely.

M- Semi-viscous and sticky with medium carbonation and a full-ish body.

O- High drinkability and a nice combo of rye and hops. I used light as an adjective frequently in this brew because it displays a good amount of finesse.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed reddish brown, spotty head at best with minimal lacing. Scent is a pleasant combination of spice and citrus with a solid sweet, but not overpowering bready and carmely background. First sip is predominately mild spice and tropical fruits, the spice intensifies as it warms, yet the citrusy hop presence fades slightly, the sweet and bready carmely background does not come through until the beer is almost at room temperature. Medium bodied, slight touches of oilyness, but also slightly watery in the begining. Im torn, had some good charachtertistics to it, but tastes rather uneven and flat on some sips.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish amber color with off-white head. Floral notes, some caramel, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with some caramel sweetness and a little bite from the hops. Not bad.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass.

best by date of 11/09/12.

Appearance: light brown bodied beer with an amber hue when held to light. One and a half finger of off white head.

Smell: The rye malts cut right through the hops with a litely spiced note. Caramel malt profile. Hops are herbal.

Taste: The rye malts are the big player in this beer. The malts taste like a rye bread drizzeled with a caramel syrup imparting a mild sweetness of malts with a spicy rye kick. Herbal and peppery hops with a touch of pine. low end of moderate bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer. Moderately carbonated. Its got a little bit of creaminess to the body, but not overly so.

Overall: If you like rye beers this is one to look for in the great lakes beer region. Its good beer from chicago!

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle; best by June 19th 2008 and that be today!

A: Copper colored brew with a thin, tan head

S: Combination of sweet caramel malt, rye and fruity hops. The rye is really dominant and delicious.

T: Mild hop bite to start things off and leads into a solid rye backbone with a mild caramel sweetness. The finish is fairly dry. I wish I had a fresher bottle

M: Medium bodied with a pleasant carbonation and finish

D: Goes down easy.

Notes: I had this on tap at the Hopleaf in Chicago and it was way better than this - probably a freshness issue?

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler, poured into a pint glass

A somewhat clear ruby/mahogany colored body with a fluffy one finger yellowish cap. Some mild lacing strewn across the inside of the glass.

The nose is of rye, caramel, and citrus. Oranges and tangerines with a little bit of a tropical element underneath. Sturdy caramel with a bit of brown sugar.

Hmm, this is pretty sugary. Almost under-attenuated in a way. Caramel and brown sugar with rye, grapefruit, oranges, and pine resin through the middle. The finish is a blend of mild bitterness with a rush of sweetness. Fairly dry, but definitely sugary.

Medium bodied, chewy. Low carbonation. Finish is sweet, dry, and mildly bitter.

This is an interesting beer. The sweetness is cloying, masking the rye too much for my tastes. However, this is still enjoyable in an odd way. A little too sweet, but there is a decent hoppyness to help try and balance it out.

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Photo of Viggo
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish brown, big off white head forms, tons of lace and great retention. Smell is spicy, grapefruit and floral, pine, caramel, little bit alcohol, hops are real nice. Taste is spicy, pine and grapefruit hops, caramel and sugar cane in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, nice clean bitterness in the finish, most excellent.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beers looks to have a little viscosity from the pour. It's crystal clear bronze appearance is speckled by dots of carbonation rising at a slow pace. The beige head is thin and leaves little lace. Nice hoppy nose with a little spicy rye character as well. Malts take a back seat in the aroma with a slight bit off toffee coming through. Nice hoppy start on the palate as well. Of the PacNW varieties I would think. The hops are bright and citric and resiny to a smaller extent and lemony. Nice enough. I catch some of that spiciness coming from the rye as well. And everything is backed up sufficiently with a toffeeish English kind of malt backing. Somewhat of a dry finish. Body is close to full. And the carbonation is appropriate. Nice beer and quite interesting.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the brewpub as part of a sampler...A bright clear dark copper with amber highlights, lightly clear. A light tan head great retention and lacing...Light malts on the aroma but mostly hops, you can tell its totally dry hopped. Taste is is rye undertones with lots of hops throughout. The hops mostly cover up everything, makes it taste pretty good if you like hops. Decently easy to drink, but nothing special.

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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 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 trxxpaxxs
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a murky deep redish brown that isn't fully opaque. There is a wonderful 1/2 finger of creamy tan head that slowly dissipates. It leaves just a thin ring along the top of the beer.

S: Smells really malty with some obvious rye spice hidden in there. There are also some floral hop notes to this brew.

T: Starts off sweet and a bit bready, with some fantastic spice to it. The rye really shines through. I love rye beers. It finishes with some more sweetness and just a slight taste alcohol.

M: Full bodied beer, some cloying in the start. The flavors of this beer linger on the palate for a bit.

O: A really solid drinker. There is a great balance with the malty sweetness and the spicy rye. Each flavor is spot on. I like it. If it were available near me, I'd buy some bottles every now and again.

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Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky reddish/brown color. At first a two finger beige head forms with good retention initially. The bubbly foam recedes to a tiny cap, with some light patchy lace.
S: A big powerful aroma comes billowing out. At first, passion fruit of pineapple and melons. Citrus and pine as well. There is a bit of spice, I think more from hops than anything. Really well balanced with toasted malt, and sweet toffee. A big bready aroma from the rye as well. Excellent.
T: Follows the nose, but with much more bready rye that I love. A substantial hop presents of passion fruit, citrus, and pine. Though toasted rye bread, toffee, and some brown sugar gives this incredible depth. Again, excellent.
M/D: A nice full body that is well carbonated. Lightly resiny and syrupy. Though really creamy and smooth. The alcohol has a nice punch, but still a great beer to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.

This is a very nice beer. One of the best rye beers I have had. Up there with the best of the Rye Pale Ales. Something I highly recommend.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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