Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review: Two Brothers Cane and Ebel

Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
7.0% ABV
Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, IL
12 oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head signature glass
Date on bottle: Best by 1/6/14
Reviewed on 9/16/13

This red rye ale pours a dark amber color with a good bubbly 1/4" off-white head that has decent retention.  Good evident carbonation.  Moderate lacing.

Smell has malt, cherry, sugar, hops, mild floral/herbal notes, slight citrus, sweet rye.

Taste has malt, dry hops, sugar, dark fruit, rye, cherry, floral/herbal.

Mouthfeel is moderately dry and bitter on the palate.  Has a substantial sugary thickness.

Overall, this is a hoppy, sugary red rye ale that has a varied taste profile of hops, sugar, cherry, and rye, providing a bit of everything.  It goes a bit in the direction of an IPA, a bit toward a barleywine, and some other places as well.  As it warms up, the rye comes through more, with the sugariness fading some.  Nicely done.  Quite drinkable.

My score: 91

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