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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of cambabeer
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark wood colored brown with a little reddishness to it body. Light carbonation visible under a good white head that settles slowly to a thin lace that clings to the glass all the way down.

Nose had a lot of citrus hop aroma but it was backed up by the rye malt body. Really deep sweetness but balanced buy some burnt undertones from the rye. Very smooth mouthfeel and taste from the big malt character. The smell is certainly sweeter than the taste. The hops and rye work together nicely to give a nice bitter body that's sweetened a little at the beginning with some citrusy flavors and again sweet in the aftertaste with the warming 7 percent alcohol showing itself only slightly. Long bitterness in the back of the palate however, screaming for another sip.

This was really good. The rye and hop flavors balanced well and the mouthfeel was smooth and very drinkable, would get again for sure.

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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 capnamerica
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lurkerson
4/5  rDev -2%

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

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev -2%

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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4/5  rDev -2%

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

Bottle inspection: States that it was brewed with rye and thai palm sugar. 17 deg Plato, 68 IBU, 7% ABV

Aroma: Fresh hop aroma, a bit of bitey rye, a touch metallic but all seeming to blend together well.

Appearance: Deep brilliant ruby with a tan pancake batter-like head. Chunky lacings ring the glass.

Flavor: Bready rye notes up front, a hop punch in the middle, and a bready wheat-like finish. Hops continue to assert their citrus presence throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied, lively carbonation, and a dry, resiny hop finish.

Overall impression: Very refreshing summer brew. I really enjoy the combination of rye and hops. This is a pretty good example of them blending well in a beer. Recommended.

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Photo of EdFed
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful clear auburn color with a large aromatic fluffy oily slight tan head. Big blotchy lace remains as the head turns to an 1/8 inch layer for the duration. My nose is real happy here. Aroma is resinous with hop oils, a lot of grapefruit, some evergreen forest, sweet ripe oranges, tangerine + a little lemon, and some light refreshing floral. The rye has a well blended soft presence throughout and bits of sweet caramel malt occasionally slip through. Taste has a lot of the above also, with a nice bitter and slight rye sour especially through the finish. A great mix of stuff in this. It all somehow goes together real well. Mouth is slick, a little oily, with a nice semi-gritty texture hidden in there. Extremely smooth drinking. Huge drinkability.

This is a good one of a kind + you should definitely check it out.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleased to have been introduced to this one recently.

Extraordinarily clear reddish mahogany with bountiful foamy head that fades gradually. Mildly active.

SMELL Piny and citric hops with light caramel malty sweet backing. The nose is hard to find at first, though the beer was not very cold, but it comes on much stronger at the end, thankfully.

TASTE I don't really know what rye or palm sugar cane taste like, so I can't say that I find those elements in this brew. I do notice moderate piny and citric hop flavors and bitterness being balanced delightfully bya malty sweet body. Not especially complex, but really smooth and well balanced. Some slight bitterness in the finish.

FEEL creamy, smooth and medium bodied.

OVERALL really nice, easy drinking beer with plenty of flavor. I will remember it fondly.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"I grabbed this at the sterling Sun Singer" is becoming a familiar refrain, but one that visitors to Champaign, IL should remember well. This place has it going on with a terrific selection. This was one of the better grabs from there. It begins with a five-star look--two thick fingers of dun foam laid over a medium brown body, with ample lacing ringing the DB mug. Great.

The nose is a terrific blend of citrus hops and caramel malt, sweet and sticky. The sticky really emerges in the taste, combining very well with the hops to produce something vaguely reminiscent of a lighter version of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot--sweeter, but well-hopped and sticky as Bigfoot is as well. I was very impressed. I greatly enjoy the mouthfeel of such beers; the complexity gives one a bit of everything, never a letdown. This felt stronger than the 7.00% ABV, a bit boozy in the delicious taste. But that doesn't detract from a beer that I'll soon revisit. Tremendous.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollywood Stadium inside Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL. This pours a dark amber color with a slight brown foamy head. Good aroma of toasted rye. Has a strong, bitter flavor and full of rye tones. Lots of bold, bitter flavors and very well made.

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

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

Pours a lighter wheat amber color. A full finger whispy head that follows the waves and fades to surface. A nice amount of lacing observed.

The smell is aggressive fresh hopped and piney.

The mouth feel is on the lighter side. Hoppy yet creamy and smooth.

The flavor is a light grapefruit hop and ends with malty notes that linger (The rye's presence).

Quite drinkable. Scores points for imagination.

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