Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
22oz bottle 5/12/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-46° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of hops, rye, citrus, and grains. Taste of the same with more hops and citrus. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easily. Nice job. kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
On tap at sheffields. Honey is the taste I can’t escape on this. Pours orange with little head. Great wheat and hop aroma. Earthy grapefruit and mild hops. Enjoyed this. Nickls (2540) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap BT) Poured with a decent sized eggshell colored head; decent retention, but didn’t get much lacing; hazy orange gold color. Light fruitiness that made way to a more aggressive hop tone; hay and grass; lightly sweet. Fruity and a little bit of sweet maltiness at first; then really drying hoppiness; rye bitternss comes through at the end. Medium to thinner MF; very subtle but present carbonation. Nice drinking; interesting and tasty. Pretty different as well. Overall, a neat brew to try, but it’s hard for me to not compare it to Cane and Ebel, which is one of my favorites in the style jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Cloudy, darker gold with big, creamy, off-white head / Muted but fresh nose of citrus, banana, and straw / Medium body, some tartness, mostly dry, with excellent balance and fine, bitter finish / Complex flavors of lemon, grass, straw, orange, bread, honey, and rye spice / Terrific, pretty much a rye ipa. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Very dry, cracked wheat aroma; simple, white-bread like. Kind of bitter, hoppy, and dry, with a citrusy hop finishing it out. Decent body. Too bitter for its otherwise mild profile.
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Earlier Rating: 8/9/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Draft at Blind Tiger for the Two Brothers event. Based on the description and name, one would think this was a Gose, but the flavor doesn’t seem to imply that. A wide variety of fruits in the nose is very hoppy and American. Odd combo of flavors in the mouth include bright hops, a bit of sweet rye, milk, and perhaps a touch of roast. Yellow pour with a tiny head. Kind of dull really, and over-hopped like most TB stuff.
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma is of sweet malt and darker fruits. Flavor is very similar with dark fruits and sweetness with a slight grainy sensation to the tongue. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Tap at BT. Aroma of rye spice, sweet malt, citrus hops. Flavor continues to be very forward with the rye spiciness that slowly cuts its way through a massive malt presence that at first seems it will dominate with sweetness. Nice. LilBeerDoctor (3988) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy orange/red with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt and apple. Flavor of caramel malt, apple, fruity light hops, citrus, and maybe a touch of coffee grounds/roasted malt. One of my favorite Two Brothers beers.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5) PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Hazy deep orange with a consistent white ring of head. Hearty aroma with some warm fermentation ester (slight banana) over a spicy hearty rye presence. Creamy substantial body. Spicy flavor with evident rye presence that seems sweet initially but as it warms it rounds out and is balanced nicely by a zesty (centennial?) hop presence. Tasty and balanced. tmoreau (4428) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Sampled at the GT, but recently resurfaced for the Tap House’s 09 anniv. party described as the "Blond Cane and Ebel" Served in a plastic 1/2 pint cup, It poured a murky, amber/orange/red hue, similar to a combo of ruby red grapefruit and orange juices. It sported a bubbly, white head and fair lacing. The aroma was sweet and floral, with a touch of citrus. The flavor was a little grainy, malt, and almost cloying. I would have liked more body and hop/rye bitterness to balance it off.