Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

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Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian

I’m back this week with a first impressions video featuring the Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian and I paired it with Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. A similar combination served me well in the past and since I’ve been doing a liquid tour of Oktoberfest offerings anyway, it just made sense. Of course, with the passing of time, tastes and tobacco crops change, so there are never any guarantees. All one can do is pour the beer and light the cigar and see what happens. Or in the case of our viewers, click the play button.

Cigar Stats:
Size: 5 1/2 x 52
Wrapper: Dominican Cibao Valley
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Cuban Seed Criollo & Olor Viso & Ligero
Smoking Time: 1 1/2 hours
Beverage: Water
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Price: MSRP $7.95

ADHD Too-Long-Didn’t-Watch-OMG-Cat-Pictures Bullet Points

  • The video runs a quick and relatively painless 6:13, thanks to cruel and unusual editing.
  • There were minor issues with burn evenness, and a couple of touch-ups were required.
  • Easy draw, plenty of smoke.
  • The Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian is a Dominican Puro.
  • The beer and the cigar worked together nicely.
  • Of the widely available Oktoberfest beers in the U.S. market, my favorites have been the ones from Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada. I comment on why I have no German favorites this year. (Hint, they’re still selling last year’s stock in my area.)
  • The cigar starts off earthy and sourdough-like, but moves into a more nutty-leathery profile. Savory spices, cedar and pepper make appearances.
  • Overall, a good experience. If I have a chance, I’ll probably do it again.
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5 thoughts on “Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

  1. Brian, great review by you and your identical twin. 😉 Have you had any of the Quesada 2015 Nicaraguan Oktoberfests?

    Really liking the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest this year, but haven’t gotten around to the current Sam Adams yet.

    1. Ha, I was wondering if anyone would notice.

      I haven’t had any of the Nicaraguan ones yet. I’m going to try to remedy that.

      The Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest was a surprise to me. I fully expected it to be hopped to death, but it’s on point. Going by the ratings on various websites, Sam Adams is the current king of Oktoberfest beers, but I might actually like the Sierra Nevada one more. It’s a tough call.

      1. Yeah, I’m glad Sierra Nevada didn’t go the way of a West Coast IPA-fest. Pairing up with a 600 year old German brewery was a smart move.

  2. I bought Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest tonight to pair with my Kurz tomorrow afternoon. Shiner also makes a nice Oktoberfest, but I don’t know if they distribute nationwide. Where I am, in Virginia, the Shiner OKs have come and gone, so I chose the SN.

    I haven’t seen the Nicaraguan Puro version, but I’m on the lookout. Is this Quesada’s first foray into Nicas? I can’t think of any others off the top off my sinus-distressed head.


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