Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

1,711 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

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Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev -2%

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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Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkball01
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 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%

Photo of match1112
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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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 chinabeergeek
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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Photo of DustinSWB
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of t8dd
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Aroma of rich grain, piney hops and sweet malt. Pours dark amber with a frothy white head. Flavors of spicy grain, resinous hops with a pronounced bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. Not bad. Last beer of birthday night so impressed that I remembered it at all.

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

Photo of capnamerica
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lurkerson
4/5  rDev -2%

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

Photo of bruachan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

deep copper niceness. great color. head is a little lame, but does its job, releasing fantastic odors

lushly rich, stickily hoppy, spicily rye-ey. great mix of piney and citrus hops, with a little of whatever sugar they have in there

the hops are so fresh coming out of this. great rye kick. C&E has always been a little sweet for my tastes, perhaps just a little slow feeling. i would have thought the palm sugar (or whatever) would dry it out--perhaps they compensate by mashing hot

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clear deep chestnut with a reddish tint. tan head and lacing. wonderful aromas of candied nuts, toffee, caramel, and roasty notes. moderately sweet brown sugar and caramel upfront followed by a long, lingering finish of hop bitterness, toasted nuts, and spicy rye. medium-bodied with a nice creamy carbonation. can't put my finger on it, but this has a wonderful mouthfeel. this is not a session beer, but one to be sipped and savored. very nicely done, it could be paired with any number of hearty or spicy dishes.
ok, i'm revisting this and this is some tasty fucking shit...dangerously drinkable.
newest batch in 4-packs-the mouthfeel is just a bit thin and lacking a bit in carbonation to my taste.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance: Out of the bottle this pours a mostly transparent cherry red color with a nice off-white froth. Decent retention and some nice lace forms scattered webs on the glass.

Smell: A very blended aroma. Caramel, spicy rye, tropical fruit hoppiness, and some candied grapefruit. This could be considered a DIPA.

Taste: The flavor starts out with a bit of gooey caramel, then candied grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine effortlessly combine with a spicy rye flavor to give this beer great depth. A touch of spicy pine at the end, just to kick it up a notch. Finishes clean. There is Thai palm sugar in here, although I am not sure how it manifests itself.

Mouthfeel: The smoothness in Cane & Ebel is not interrupted by the rye. As opposed to a complete complement, the dryness just softens how juicy I would otherwise imagine this being. Medium carbonation and a medium to full body.

Drinkability: A solid beer, and one whose scores I keep upwardly revising as the glass progresses. It starts smooth and I do not pick up on all of the flavors, but as I am able to drink more and dissect the flavors I like it even better.

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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,711 ratings.
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