Beer of the Weekend #637: Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale

The beer tonight is Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale, brewed by the Two Brothers Brewing Company of Warrenville, Illinois.

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BEST BY” date printed on the back label is “04/11/15.”

Appearance: Pours reddish amber into a pint glass. Two fingers of dense, buttery, light tan head settles unevenly and leaves spots of foam and a ring around the edge.

Smell: The first whiff is hoppy and malty at the same time. (The best of both worlds, I suppose.) Scents of grapefruit, orange, earthy hops, caramel, brown sugar, a little toasted malt, rye, and some fruit.

Taste: Boldly hopped with quite a bit of rye. Earthy hops, rye, a little citrus, caramel, toasted malt, a little dark fruit, and a touch of alcohol.

Drinkability: This is a tasty little brew. The hops and rye complement each other beautifully and make for a pleasing combination.

Fun facts about Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale:

-Style: The brewery calls it, “Hopped-up Red Rye Ale.”

-Price: $1.99/bottle at John’s Grocery in Iowa City.

-Alcohol content: 7 percent ABV.

-IBU: 68.

The Quiet Man’s grade: B+.

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