Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

1,708 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

Added by murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

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

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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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Jungle Jim's, poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a glowing ruby brown with nice hazing. 1 1/2 fingers of head with some nice cascading. Good retention and lacing.

S: Very subtle. A bit sweet. The obvious rye notes. Just a bit of bitter grapefruit in the back.

T/M: Nice caramel sweetness. Light hop bitterness come through near the end. Rye is subtle but remains throughout. Citrus and peppery hops. Medium body and carbonation. a bit of dryness in the end.

D: Very easy to drink and tasty. Glad I got more.

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

22 oz bottle pours a deep, deep red color with a nice creamy off white head that leave a thick sticky lacing in my glass. Hoppy aromas of pineapple and pine. Resiny pine, citrus and pineapple flavors, medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes bitter and dry. Really drinkable at 7% alcohol, very nice.

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

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper and brown color with a modest lace. Malt sweetness, caramel, toffee and buttery, in the aroma, punctuated by the rye. The malty sweetness coats the outside of the mouthfeel and is slick. The predominant taste has a spicy rye bread quality and a sharp hops bite that is IPA like. Medium bodied and smooth. Overall this was a good one.

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

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Huge thanks to Wade (BA sprucetip) for the awesome and unexpected box of goodies.

Pours a very dark ruby red, nearly brown ale status, with a large off white head that lingers pretty well and leaves nice lacing.

Nose is of significant hop presence and resin, along with some good grainy sweetness and a little bit of grass with some sharp, yet subtle rye notes.

Taste follows. This is a very nice beer. The hop presence is ever so slighty less than i expected, but it works much better in this beer this way, and is still quite ample. The rye presence and grain profile is absolutely fantastic. A nice slight sweetness, balanced easily by generous hops. The spice-like rye comes through very clear, but not cloying or overdone as is often the case. Nice dry finish without being too parching, and a long aftertaste. Excellent.

The mouthfeel is right about where it should be for this beer. I could stand to have it a tiny bit thinner viscosity wise, but it wouldn't be worth fucking with it for that.

Drinkability is probably the best in any rye beer this dark i've ever had, could easily do a sixer of these bad boys. abv isn't a factor at all.

Overall, probably one of my favorite rye beers of all time. Impeccably balanced, and full of a great diversity of flavors. Simpy an excellent beer. Must try for midwesters or any rye beer lover.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,708 ratings.
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