Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Cane And EbelCane And Ebel
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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 AltBock
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with a fiery red label with the name of the beer in big bold red letters,, the Two Brothers Mickey Mouse like symbol, 3 of the beer's specifications, and a drawing of either Cane or Ebel cutting through a field of barley or corn stalks. This drawing freaked me out! Why? Look at the eyes of the man in the field. He has the eyes of a zombie. Don't make eye content. Also, that sharp farm instrument in his hand doesn't help either. FREAKY!! Under this drawing is the saying "Worth a Whack." The back black label has the mandatory US information, a best before date, and a paragraph not about the beer, but about the brewery. Be warned! Look out for the zombie on the front.

I decided to pour this Rye Ale into a victory pint glass. "Cane & Ebel" poured a clear light amber color witha small tint of orange mixed in with it. Sitting on top of this amber brew was a thick and creamy head of foam. It looked like the head of foam was a pure white color from a distance, but up close it was more of an off white color. This creamy head of foam had slow retention that left behind a creamy off white skim of foam and a ton of sticky white streaks of lace. That skim of foam was long lasting. It stuck around for the entire life of this beer. Man, did this beer look good!

You can really smell the malted rye in this beer! Everything after rye was in small amounts. Nothing could come close the power of the rye. Behind the rye was a drop of honey, a hint of tart grapefruit, a splash of pine needles, and a subtle whiff of citrus hops at the end.

I sure hope you like the taste of rye because there was an insane amount of malted rye in this beer. The aroma came close to the amount of rye that was contained in this beer. The thing about that was the fact that the aroma was bursting with malted rye. But unlike the aroma, some other flavors had some time in the spotlight. Following behind all of the rye was a pinch of lightly tart grapefruit, a drop of sweet honey, a touch of pine and spruce, and a few slightly bitter citrus hops. Two Brothers said it was brewed with sugar, but I couldn't taste of it. It didn't need it anyway. It had enough rye in the taste to entertain my taste buds.

This Rye Ale was medium bodied and contained a rye based aftertaste of more malted rye, a dash of honey, and a few pine needles. This aftertaste didn't stick around for too long.

Even though the malted rye was everywhere, it never got boring. You'd think with all the malted rye that this beer contained it would get boring, but it didn't. In the end, it was delicious Rye Ale! I would love to drink this again and in fact, I just did! But this time it wasn't in a little 12 oz. bottle, but in a 22 oz. bomber bottle. Behold the power of the rye!!

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Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep red, with some white lacing. Smell is dry hops, with some rye coming through, and sweetness like pears. Taste is strong hops up front, but they quickly fade, allowing rye and pepper to come through. Excellent treatment of the hops. It's also not sweet at all, despite the hints of sweetness in the nose. Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, drinkability is high.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep ruby orange color with one and a half fingers of white head.

Scent of rye, grassy hops, and some grain. A great scent, not much complexity, but nice depth.

Taste of rye, caramel, and grassy hops. A simple and damn good rye beer, very much worth a try.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a small amount of carbonation.

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Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love rye beers (Founder's Red's Rye has been my favorite beer for awhile now), so I was thrilled to try this one. It is very good...its hoppy character is balanced nicely by the rye flavor, and it is fairly complex in both its flavor and mouthfeel. It is very good, and I would definitely recommend.

It poured a sparkling red with only a little head that hung around a bit. It has a rye-ish (like othe rye beers) and hoppy aroma, with some cedar notes that reminded me of some Hitachino I had a while back. Flavor is dry-hoppy, hop-citrusy, with just a touch of sourness. The sugar imparts a cotton-candy flavor as well. Mouthfeel is slightly scratchy in your mouth, which is pleasant. It is somewhat chalky in texure, but soft at the same time. Very interesting.

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Photo of SkinniePost
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a nice deep pour of red ruby brown with a sticky but small head. complex with a great balance of dense caramel, fruit and notes of vanilla. Nose of pine and blood orange and hints of grapefruit. This is aromatic only though. The palate is more apple with a floral zest hint and a great feel.

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Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Duhast500
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dug for this brew.

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

The color is a dark copper/red with a slight light brown head with a small amount of lacing.

The smell is a bit hoppy with some grainy sweet flavor. Has some woody flavor wit a slight rye flavor.

The taste is rye right up front but is smoother than some beers I have had with rye. It has a bit of a spicy flavor that gives way to a warming honey flavor. There is a tiny buttery flavor that helps the beer with that smooth flavor as it goes down.

The feel is medium but is a really smooth feeling beer when it goes down. It is a bit warming at first but not hot or too boozy. A pretty good hopped up red ale.

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Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -26.5%

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

A - Hazy amber in color w/ a fluffy white head.
S - Sweet, malty, roasted barley, hint of coffee.
T - The nose comes out on the palate w/ plenty of roasted malt and coffee.
M/D - Malt lingers on the palate and leaves a pleasant finish. Smooth, low carbonation, and tons of flavor make this beer one of the best brews I've had in a while.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A= pours a deeper darker red color with a tiny miniscule head on it almost nothing actually. A small ring around the glass keeps what little head was there and no lacing is present. The head is really dissapointing looking but the color is beautiful.
S= rather sweetly malty smelling. There's a good amount of rye twang I suppose and a smaller than expected hop odor is detected.
T= a great rye taste. The rye actually is more overpowering than the hops which is rare in a rye beer. There's some regular malted barley riding the back but mostly rye twang. There's quite a bit of hops as well but they are only there to complement the delicious rye.
M= really low carbonation which I expected due to the tiny head on it. Really sort of a boring mouth on it.
D= pretty good rye beer. The flavor is awesome. The look and mouthfeel are sub par to average. The smell is decent as well. Clean this beer up and it would be one of the best rye beers you can make.

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Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle.

Pours with a humongous tight fluffy white head, very thick. Hazy chestnut color. Aromas of gingerbread, sweet and spicy, ginger, orange peel and nutmeg. Tastes of caramel and resin, spiced rum, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla. Nicely bitter hop finish and spicy aftertaste. Medium light body.

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

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 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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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of lovindahops
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saw this on tap and I knew I wanted it instantly

A- pours a vibrant red amber with big head of foam. Excellent head retention on the sides but excellent lacing still involved. Looks like a nugget nectar at least in this shade of light

S- citrus, rye, spices, and maybe an unfermented sugar type scent. Sweet and very fresh with an herbal wheat theme mixed in

T- sweet and rye best describes it! Some citrus and tangerine and wrapped by the sweet flavors. Very delicious rye beer that is so sweet and enjoyable

M- excellent carbonation and flavors mesh well with the palate

O- I will have to go back and look but this may be the best rye beer I have ever had. Sweet rye flavors makes it drinkable like an amber. I wish I always had access to this

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Photo of sludgegnome
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.5% out of 100 with 1,713 ratings
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