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Cane & Ebel by Two Brothers Brewing Company
Rye Beer
7.00 % ABV

Review by Ricarrdo on 02/28/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 10 15 4 7 2010
Two Brothers classify it as a “red ale.” It is brewed with Thai palm sugar (this must be the “cane” and the “ebel” is the brother’s last name, I think?) and rye and tastes very much like a stout – it pours a nice mid-red to very light-stout color and has a malty nose and a burnt initial palate (sorry for the wine terms) that is almost like roasted coffee beans. The follow through taste though, gives you some slight hops w/some non-malty sweetness, and the finish is about 99%l rye w/a slight hops grassiness. Very nice beer that I suspect would grow on me if I weren’t such a hop head – while it is not specifically my style, I can see how people would like this. It really tastes like Guinness, but better in that it’s not a stout, it’s not an IPA, and it’s not really a red ale – while I can’t even think of having a Guinness in the summer, I could have one of these. The company says it is highly hopped – but not for a hop head.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 12/09/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
22oz. Bottle
Binny's Orland

Cane and Ebel poured an absolutely crystal clear copper. 1 finger creamy white head formed on the pour that left sheet lacing as it slowly receded. Minimal small slow rising carbonation is present.

The smell is of a solid backbone of caramel with layer upon layer of hoppiness on top. Pine tar and oily resinous hops are showcased in this beer. There is also a unique but mild sugary sweetness from the palm sugar. The sweetness really goes nicely with the resinous hop aroma.

Caramel maltiness comes through up front quickly followed by the resinous hops. The resinous hops linger and get joined by a mild leather flavor that's also from the hops. The caramel maltiness turns into more of a raw graininess as this beer develops on the palate. Finishes with a lingering resinous hops and mild aspirin.

Medium bodied with minimal carbonation lets the beer work it's way through at it's own pace. Moderately dry finish. Solid hop bitterness leaves the tongue numb which is something I always enjoy.

I'm going to polish off this 22 and if I had another bottle I would drink it too. The hops make my mouth water and the dryness makes me want another drink.

Another exciting beer from Two Brothers. I've been looking for this for awhile and finally found it. Glad I did. A really enjoyable hoppy rye beer.

Reviewed: 3/24/07

Price: $5.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by dcraider on 05/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 7 19 3 9 2009

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 12-28-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to my Secret Santa sprinkle for this one.

Pours a muddy red and brown color with a decent inch of foam.

Aromas of citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, a bit of mango, and peaches. Toasted bread and some caramel dominate the malt. A few grassy aromas and I also pick up a bit of fresh pomegranate. Then, after it gets close to room temp, there are some apple peels, pear, and maybe a bit of grapes.

Sweet malt upfront with some spices and followed by rye bread and bitter citrus. The finish is a little dry from the rye and also spicy and tangy. A pretty sweet tasting beer yet well balanced with some hop bite. A fruity taste develops as the beer warms up and a hint of alcohol is detected as well.

A very good red ale with a rye and citrus twist.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 01/10/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 10 18 5 10 2008
On-tap at Bulldog Lowertown: Solid hue of blazing dark brick red, nearing voilet, and nary a fluff or capping at all when served. A slight ring of foam remained most way thru and just a few spot of lacing stuck.

Lovely aroma of darkened juicy citric hoppyness matched well with a rye crispness that really pops. Darkly fruity with orange, plum, and cherry with hints to duller grapefruit and notes to some brown sugar sweetness and caramel.

Taste is immaculately yummy and bold with a tender crispness of rye malt. Eagerly smoothed over with lots of caramel balancing malt slathered with succulantly soft, juicy, and dark fruity citrusy stuff. Orangey, grapefruit, rum/cherry, plum, green raisin, and tinged just right with a hopitude of greasy resin leftovers in the finish. Quite Barleywine-esk actually.

Smooth, snappy crispness matched with a tender center all enveloped in a fairly hefty fullish body. Just as its about to go chewy it gets the rye snap, then the hoppy textured resinous finish.

Damn solid stuff! Goes down great at first but catches up to ya after the first glass. Worth every sip no matter how ya decide to drink it down.

Price: $5.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
A - Pours a nice clean amber colored body. Thick tan head that is almost two inches tall and shows no sign of going anywhere. Super sticky lacing.

S - Solid caramel malts back with a nice hoppiness. Rye is obvious, but not overpowering. Smells like Simcoe hops I think. Nice and fruity.

T - Smooth caramel malts meld with the Rye to give it a easygoing feel. The rye gives it a spiciness that works well with the slightly bitter hoppiness. Touch of grapefruit with all around fruity hops.

M - Medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

D - This is a really nice beer that doesn't overdo the rye. Drinks too easy to be 7%.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 7 18 4 8 0
Thanks to Nuclear George for this one. :banned: Rye brews are one of my favorites now. This one jsut solidifies their placement in my rankings. A very good brew.. The smell was a little weak but other than that it no drawbacks. An overall great brew..

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 12/02/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 7 16 3 8 0
Color is a deep red, which you expect from a "red" rye ale. Smell is oddly slight. Minimal hops smell. Don't really smell the rye much at all. Taste has a good hops bite that fades quickly, but still a heck of a lot more bite than the smell implies. The rye comes out here more than the smell too. Feel is somewhat thin, matching the smell. Overall, this one is a decent twist on a red ale, as the hops and the rye combine to give you a little "extra".

Served In: Pint Glass

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