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 | 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:
1,671
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
228
For Trade:
1
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Photo of drunkmonk
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks DavidEddie for another opportunity to try this beer.

Love the color of this beer. Nice dark reddish amber. Great head retention and stick. Aroma's of bready rye and malt sweetness along with piney hops. Taste is a very nice balence of bready malt and rye flavors along with a subtle but nice hop bitterness.The malt and rye flavors really keep the hops in check, but in a good way.The alcohol hides nicely, but seems to creep up near the end. Creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbination. Some hophead brethren might be dissapointed in this one as the hops are used to keep things in check and not reck your tongue. When I drink a rye ale I want the rye and malt characteristics to shine thru.

This beer makes me say "sure we can session this". I just hope there is someone to get us home later. A really nice rye ale. Give this a whirl.

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Photo of despainmakesbeer
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep clear Brown color, whole thing has a reddish tint. Tannish cream colored ring around edge of glass. A few bubbles and spotting on the face of the beer. Very Hoppy aroma, mixed well with a sweet matly aroma; quite a pleasant and settling aroma, very balanced. Nose is slightly stuffed up so this could be completely wrong, but still smell really good through a stuffed up nose. Moderate to high carbonation. Sweet start, Malty rye middle, with the fruitiness of the hops coming through in the end. Dry finish, finish seems to be a combination of malt and hop. Not an intense aftertaste, almost grapey. Finishes clean and light. Beer feels heavier in middle of drink and much lighter after swallow. Sweetness increases with warmth, as well as the apperance of the alcohol, but still well hidden in flavor. Overall it is a good balance in aroma and flavor of malt and hop. Might be one of my new favorite red ryes.

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

Nice label art on this one that brewdlyhooked13 generously sent me.

Pours a really dark amber, almost brown. Darker than I was expecting. Nice big tan head that is fairly resilient. Great lacing down the side of my tulip.

Smells of mostly floral hops and rye. Pretty nice actually. The aroma hit me as soon as I popped the cap off the bottle. There's a little bit of a citrus hop aroma too.

T - Interesting in that there's a lot of hop flavor but it's not very bitter. The date is fine on it so I guess the rye balances it out that much. The flavor, like the nose is all hop and rye to me.

M - Smooth and moderately carbonated. Nice dry finish.

D - Good drinkability for 7%. I'm becoming a big fan of "imperial ambers/reds" which I think this could fall under. Reminds me of hop head red and nugget nectar but less bitter and the addition of the rye. I've liked most rye beers I have had and this is no exceptions.

I'll definitely add this to to the list of beers and brewers I'd like to see here in SC.

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Photo of imagese
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 6/29/11. Purchased in Chicagoland

A- light ruby with a 2 finger head that fades to a thin layer and laces nicely

S- pine and citrus hops followed by bready malt sweetness

T- toasted rye followed by citrus hops. Pine hops and a roasted caramel finish off

M- medium body with nice carbonation. So smooth. If this wasn't so roasty, the mouth feel would be a little too thick

D- amazing. I forgot how much I really like this beer. Needs to be in SoCal ASAP!!!

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Photo of leif86
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby colored brew with a slightly off white, foamy head with excellent retention.

S: Spice from the rye. An excellent hop aroma along with what I think resembles the smell of vanilla extract.

T: Deliciously bitter (grapefruit like) without being over powering. This stays with you for a while. Spice from the rye. Chocolate and caramel as well.

M: Very creamy, perfect carbonation. Lingers in your mouth without being sticky.

D: Superb. Simple as that.

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Photo of frozyn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Dark amber, almost ruby color with a foamy, 2 finger off-white head. Looks very enticing. Head retains for a long while with good lacing.

S -- I don't really smell much at first, to be honest. Later on, a bit of citrus comes out, but kind of lacking in the aroma department.

T -- Earthy spiciness (from the rye, according to Google), slight pine flavor, sweet toffee maltiness. Citrus came out strong with warmer temperatures.

F -- Crisp and creamy. Leaves an oily film behind.

O -- I really enjoyed this beer. The hop profile was nice, and having had a number of hop-forward beers recently, I was able to separate it from the rye flavors and enjoy what rye has to offer.

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Photo of icefisherman
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poored a dark brown caramel color, not going to lie kind thew me off.nose was kinda weak slight hops kinda peak thru. Also kinda dissapointed to me the rye was not what I was expecting but still not bad. Would drink it again and probably will. Almost more like a ipa than a rye, atleast to me.

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

Reddish-mahogany in appearance, with more amber tones on the edges. About half a finger of off-white head. Good lacing and minor retention. Smells good. A musky, grainy earthiness mixed with roasted malt. Not overly pungent, but sufficiently aromatic. Quite a good brew. Initial hop bite that's semi-piney. That gives way to a full malt and rye middle that tactfully builds toward the end. Back end is sharp but creamy and allows the piney hop notes to re-emerge in the mouthfeel. A very flavorful brew that's not boastful. A solid take on the rye ale.

Like It? Very Much So

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Photo of AylwinForbes
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"It's warm!" Dulcie exclaims, surprised by the higher temperature of the cask compared with the regular tap. I blush. I thought I had died and gone to heaven to see a barman pull a pint. The cask version is delectably seductive, and incredibly drinkable. That muddy red slightly hazy appearance and molasses/grainy aroma. Taste is a complex mixture of molasses, malt, hop.

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Photo of beerkittycat
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is slightly hazy copper brown with ruby highlights and an off-white head. Good lacing. The aromas of citrus and piney hops tingle my nose along with earthy rye malts in the background. Smells very inviting. Flavor has much the same as aroma and the full mouthfeel practically encourages me to chew this beer. Moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Finish is a bit harsh as I get to the bottom of my glass from all the hops, but I guess that means all you hopheads out there are going to really like this beer.

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Photo of SurlyZach
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-dark copper/brown color
S-Complex mix of spicy rye, citrusy hops, and some malt
T-Great mix of bitter hops and spicy rye with just a bit of sweetness.
M-very smooth and almost light feel--easy drinking
O-this is a fantastic beer, very complex, excellent combo of hoppiness and rye, this is definitely one of my new favorites

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Photo of mryuk
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours and unfiltered brown amber with slight head.

smell is slight malt and slight piny hops but there is not too much there.

taste is less malty than expected with a nice hop finish coming through.

mouth is medium bodied with low carbonation.

overall a good beer. hoppier than expected which was enjoyable.

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Photo of chadspivey
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to malcontent for the opportunity to try this brew....

A: Dark amber color with a two finger, offwhite head.

S: This is a faint smell. Roasted malts, not much else.

T: There's the hops. I couldn't smell them, but I can taste them. The malt still rocks. Well balanced brew.

M: Perfect. Compliments the taste very well. Full body.

D: If I had regular access to this beer, I would drink way too much beer.

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Photo of Jettanbass9
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark butterscotch with a thin white lacing. Ruby red highlights that appear crystal clear. Good looking beer.

S - slight vanilla and caramel with a slight spiciness of the rye. floral hops are balanced along with highlights of malt. After taking a sip i am picking up on some sort of oak or slightly resinous wood. Incredible balance to a red rye.

T - smooth vanilla and caramel balance a slightly spicy undertone of rye. Again, incredible balance keeps the rye balanced. No bite from the bitterness of the hops just floral note that melds with the malt charecter. Layers of flavor picked up on just one sitting.

M - Smooth and slick, a slight spiciness comes about as the beer touches the back of the tounge. A balanced dextrinous beer proves to be quite evident.

D - I wish i could have bought a case. One sitting is not enough... I try to savor each sip to preserve the lone bottle. A very easy drinking brew.

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Photo of yeastsipper
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is a translucent red color without much head. Would like a big thick head on this one but not to be.

Smell is somewhat muted. A lot of sweetness for me. Some hops notes, but slight. Some fruit smell, grapes I believe. Not expected there.

Taste is fantastic. Very hoppy, much more so than the nose would indicate. Some citrus and pine, with roasted malt and some wood. The malt and hops really give this beer a woody flavor, as if it were barrel aged. Great balance and I love the taste that is left on the palate. Hops, rye malt and wood.

This beer was recommended and it far exceeded expectations. Great stuff

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Photo of tiger88
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque caramel color in the glass. A huge bubbly off white head erupts and slowly dissipates leaving sticky lacing all around. Smells equally of caramel and hops. Very balanced, pleasant aroma. Nothing overwhelms the olfactory. The taste is outstanding! The hops and rye play off each other to make this a creamy IPA. the hops are not a present in the initial taste but really come up in the back of the tongue. the taste is as well balanced as the nose. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nothing hangs on too long but one can easily distinguish the different flavors. Drinkibility is a little lower just from a taste perspective. Unless you stick with a really hoppy follow up, your taste buds will not be happy.

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Photo of hammer09
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had never heard of Two Brothers Brewing Company until I stumbled across this beer at my local beer and wine emporium. I've had the opportunity to try rye beers in the past, and liking this style, I couldn't pass this up.

Appearance - Pours a nice, dark amber color with a half inch head in my pint glass. I walked away for a minute and came back surprised to find that the head doubled in thickness. However, this quickly dissipated and left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Just like the label says, this beer is definitely hoppy. Aroma is reminiscent of the hop character of IPAs. Also detected a faint earthiness and some spiciness to the aroma.

Taste - The first sip was very good indeed. Mild sweetness with a hint of bananas and coconut, althought not overpowering at all. Like an IPA, there is a lingering bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel - This beer has a good mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. It's dry character leaves me wanting another sip.

Drinkability - Definitely worth repeating, this could be a good session beer.

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Photo of fo5s
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into my trust sam adams glass. Bottle has a best by of 6/30/09, so I wonder how fresh this is.

A- pours a deep ruby with a healthy 2 finger head. Looks delicious. A bit dark for an amber, but according to BA this is a rye beer so that seems to fit

S- malty, with a backdrop of hops (losing the battle to the malts). sweet.

T- sweet, but balanced. malt forward with a finish of muted hops. Slight twang of rye on the finish, but it's subtle

M- thick, coats the mouth. lively carbonation, but seemingly appropriate.

D- at 7%, I'd expect some more drinkability. The rye is starting to get to me by the end of just a 12oz

overall a solid beer, but not one I plan to revisit soon. If I do, I'd love to compare it to a fresher version.

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Photo of osusullins
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite chicagoland beers. I love C&E. In my opinion this is the best of all the Two Brothers' beers, and I really like a few of there offerings. I keep a six pack in my fridge at all times.

Pours a deep amber with a nice thick,creamy white head. Very nice lacing.

Smell is bready with some pine resin and citrus undertones.

Hoppy bitterness begins the palate's journey with pine up front with a good solid bready backbone. A well balanced and very solid take on a Rye P.A. I can drink this everyday and not get tired of it.

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Photo of mashedpotatoes
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good beer. Bready, hoppy, lacy. Pours a nice dark amber, the smell is heavily bready. Lacing on the glass is the most I've ever seen, now that I'm looking at this empty glass the lacing remains all the way up to the top, it's incredible. The feel and texture is perfectly balanced, very comforting drink. Drinkability is very high as this is a very well balanced and flavorful beer.

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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 mrkrispy
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from Two Brothers.

Pours a dark copper/red, cloudy. Really foamy, woah! Big ol foam hangs out for most of the beer.

Big sweet malty nose, almost shocking. No hop backbone or balance.

Wow sugary at first, then it gets interesting. Malts everywhere, noticeable sugar sweetness. Caramel sugar sweetness, brown sugar? Chocolate there. Moderate-to-full body. Nice silky rye character. Bitterness creeps up on you, surprising based on the initial sweetness. Foam clings to the beer, to the tongue, to the glass. Slightly odd sweetness and twang on the finish.

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

Pours a very dark almost brown with slight amber. Thin head that left a little lacing

Has a sweet rye smell.

Taste is strong rye with a with a nice subtle hop finish(not as hoppy as other rye's I've had). This would make a good session beer for me because of the smooth taste, although the ABV is a little high for a session.

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Photo of dtumminelliob
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A stellar deep red ale. The rye gives it a real sharp flavor that cuts through the deeper malt, which I find necessary for a good red ale. The hoppiness is largely bitterness, though with some minor aromatics. I was surprised to discover that it included a bit of cane sugar as adjunct because the beer was not over-sweet at all. In sum, an exceptionally balanced beer. My only critique would be that I wanted something a little more punchy with either the rye or the hops.

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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.
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