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.
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
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.