Ok so to kick off another shitty and gloomy April Friday in Chicago after another long ass week at work, its finally time to do a review one of my wife's favorite beers. The mighty "Cane and Ebel" Red Rye Ale from the Two Brothers Brewing Company.
Located extremely close to where I grew up in scenic Warrenville, IL, this brewery has been on a fucking roll lately. I mean wow this beer is not only unique as hell but tasty and powerful as well. With a 7.0% ABV this stuff will knock you on your ass if you aren't careful, it is so smooth my wife drank a 6 pack by herself once and whoa... let me just say I had some freak-ay sex that night!
Ok, TMI again... so the photo above really makes this beer look like its dark brown or black like a porter but it is actually a really beautiful dark ruby red color. If I had poured this into a pint glass or had a much more well light background you'd be able to see it better, but here's the best I could do.
So, what does a red rye beer smell like?
Well lets just say it smells like rye bread, sugar, alcohol and hops with an emphasis on the alcohol smell. I really like the smell of a high ABV beer, some people don't, but to me... it smells like "a good time waiting to happen" yeah, go ahead and use that quote, I won't trademark that shit because its fuckin' gold I tells ya.
Taste wise, its fantastic! This ale is not too syrupy, not too carbonated, not too hoppy its just fuckin' money is the best way I can explain its taste. The aftertaste leaves a bit to be desired in a sort of sour and hoppy way, but not in a bad way, just in a way that just makes you want to drink more of this stuff.
This beer for the taste and flavor a lone is easily a 9/10, but in this economy price does matter. I do wish it was more affordable because I would buy this much more frequently. If you can find this on special for $9-$10 for a 6 pack, pick this shit up! This beer is usually around $11.50-$13 a six pack which is still worth it compared to buying a shitty Bud Light in a bar for $4.