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Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Vibrant copper with saffron highlites. Clean and lightly hazed with minimal bubble activity. Decent khaki colored head made up of medium sized bubbles.

S: Hop syrup, red fruit preserves, rye and some forest floor.

T: The cane sugar is apparent at the very beginning of the first sip...a tickling hits hits the tip of the tongue. Some astringent rye flavors move across the sides of the palate while some honey notes work the center. Little bit of grapefruit hides behind the red beet malt backbone. The bitterness doesn't come until after the swallow, where an earthy profile lingers for some time.

M: Medium body, some what prickly.

D: Not bad, bit off balanced. Hop profile isn't round enough to balance the sharp sugary background. Drinkable for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of nwhittin
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chicagoish
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper like an old penny. Leaves rings of lacing all the way down.

S: Sweety, Hoppy, Malty.. Brown Sugar..

T: Very complex.. hard to put into words. Nice hop bite and you can also taste the rye. Malts are there too...

M: Smooth and rich. Nice.

D: You can most certainly to more than one or two. Very nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Pours dark ruby in color with a crisp off white head and slight carbonation.

Aroma is mildly sweet roasted malt with herbal hops and understated rye.

Taste is bitter with plenty of herbal hop and a dry grainy rye character. Definite malty base that brings sweetness of brown sugar and dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is mildly oily from the resinous hops. very little carbonation.

An interesting beer. Great dry hop character. Rye adds a nice complexity.

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

Decent initial head and lacing, but not exceptional. Smell is hoppy with some rye undertones.

Nice hoppiness with some pale maltiness and slight caramel undertones, some rye undertones as well. A nice beer. Very balanced. A delight.

Mouthfeel is decent. Not super full, but decent. This beer is very very easy to drink and very sessionable for a 68 ibu beer with 7 percent alcohol.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

Very nice rye beer here, with a mahogany-rouge body, nice and clear, good foam atop and excellent lacing. Nose isn't huge, but it's there and pleasant, some deep caramel notes, a touch of cherry and cocoa, and perhaps some earthy hops. On the palate, everything pops a bit more, with the rye and the hops combining to nice effect, spicy, earthy, but with a lovely balanced caramel sweetness, which pops up in just the right amounts. Very easy drinking. I'm a sucker for rye beer/hoppy reds/etc. Had fresh on tap at the Scottsdale Tap House location, and this was a no brainer.

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Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF anniversary pint glass. Best by 2/20/2012 on the bottle.

A: Pours a deep amber, almost cherrywood like color with lighter amber edges. A two finger, off white head forms on the pour and leaves some nice sticky webbings of lace.

S: Nice floral hops, some rye spice, little bit of citrus zest, and some honey-like sweetness that I can only assume is the palm sugar.

T: The palm sugar gives this an odd sweetness upfront that doesn't seem to really blend mesh with the rest of the drink. It is nice though with some rye spice, a little bit of fruitiness, mainly apples and pears, and some nice sweet floral hops.

M: This is what kills it for me. I don't know if it was just my bottle, but it had some below average cabonation and it really turned into a sticky mess. I was expecting some stickiness with the style, but the lack of carbonation almost turned into a syrup. The body was full flavored though.

O:If the body had more carbonation I would have really enjoyed this, but it really knocked it down a couple pegs. I will revisit in the future and hopefully it was just my bottle. The flavors were nice though and it was probably the best tasting offering from Two Brothers.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

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

I was definitely drawn to the uniqueness of this beer. A hopped up red rye ale brewed with Thai palm sugar? Whats not to love?

Pours a beautiful deep, dark ruby color with about an inch of off white head. Held up to the light this is one dark and delicious looking beer.

Smell is sweet and slightly syrupy. The sharp hop scent is very apparent as well. Not too complex of a bouquet but nonetheless inviting.

Initial taste is sweet and tart with some grassy and citrusy hop notes. A little thin without a strong malt back. I am going to let this warm up a bit whilst my tongue recovers from the tart/tanginess of this initial mouthful.

Overall a great tasting beer. Lots of bitterness with this hoppy red ale. Not sure what to look for out of Thai palm sugar but interesting nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of younger35
3.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Just picked up a four pack of this from my local beer store. This will be my first offering from Two Brothers but everything they put out seems really interesting. Drank out of my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a very clear dark red with bits of orange around the edges. Decent half finger head is off-white and very creamy. Plenty of lacing is left down the side of the glass and a nice cap and collar stay almost the entire beer.
Smell- Very floral hoppiness with plenty of lilac and rose hips to go around. Lightly toasted malt and the palm sugar add a very brown sugary undertone. A nutty hazelnut aspect is present as well.
Taste- The bitterness isn't as pronounced as I was expecting but it's still the dominating characteristic. Mildly herbal with an almost minty hop kick that is semi spicy from the rye. The whole thing is a bit milder than I was expecting. I was thinking it would be more like Founders Red Rye. A light sweetness is present that really is noticeable in the aftertaste. Finishes with the same nuttiness that was present in the nose along with a persistent sweetness.
Mouthfeel- A bit to thin for my liking but it is very smooth. Light carbonation that may be a notch to low.
Drinkability- I was hoping for a more extreme kind of beer but this makes for an easier drinking brew than I was expecting. The sweetness is a bit cloying after about half a glass but not to severely. Overall this isn't a bad brew but I was really hoping for more. Go with Founders Red Rye or Hop Rod Rye if you want a better hopped up rye beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

a: clear dark amber body. a two finger tan head with decent retention and lacing.

s: spicy rye, floral hops, bready malts and sugar.

t: a nice mixture of all the things listed above, but i could of done with a little less palm sugar.

m: full body, full flavor and decent carbonation. has a creamy feel to it as it goes down. and leaves a dry finish

o: i really enjoy this rye beer, i just wish it was a little less sugary.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. "best by" date of 9/2/0? (09?). tasted in early april 09.

clear, dark amber. very active head, with HUGE 5-finger, tan head, even though i poured carefully! this recedes to a bumpy, almost cranular, "brainy" meringue. big splotchy rings of lace all the way down the glass. would have been a 5.0 if the head wasn't THIS big.

sweet aromas from both the mild citrusy hop and from the caramel malts, with apple esters too. hints of pine in back.

taste: malty, with sweet/sour twinge - from rye? moderate bitterness from the fruity and citrusy hops - not too aggressive, just pleasant overall, with lightly resinous finish.

medium body, with smooth light syrupy moments and resins in the finish. moderate carbonation is lightly prickly upfront.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,715 ratings
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