Two Brothers Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale, an offering from Illinois-based Two Brothers Brewing, poured a dark orange, topped by a thick white head. The nose carried forward tropical fruit, caramel malt, and a distinct, savory rye note.
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale was smooth, from the first sip to the lingering fade, and opened with copious amounts of grapefruit and orange that mellowed into a light, grassy lemon spice. The grains had a toasted cereal note to them, paired with added sugar that lent a creamy, well integrated sweetness to the mix. The red rye sat well in the mix, adding an exotic spiciness to the beginning and end of each sip.
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale was a surprise. It brings forward many things I don’t typically enjoy in a beer and integrates them so well it becomes an entirely different animal. Highly recommended, but with a warning… this 7% ale drinks like a soda!