“The Quesada Oktoberfest has been one of the more creative annual limited edition series that has been seen over the years. With the Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian, this might be the best release to date.”
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Quesada Cigars SA
Bavarian: 5 1/2 x 52
Samples Provided for Initial Review: Yes
Review: Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian (1/31/22)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): 8 (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Coming in at #8 is the Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian. Back in 2011, Quesada Cigars introduced its Oktoberfest line. The intent of this line was for Quesada to deliver a cigar blend that could be paired with your favorite malt beverage. This is a near-annual limited-edition line that has been released in an assortment of different sizes, an assortment of different blends, and even made in different countries (Dominican Republic and Nicaragua). With the exception of two years (2018 and 2020), Quesada Cigars has done an annual release each year since 2011. With 2021 being the 10th anniversary, Quesada Cigars would introduce an all-new blend in three sizes – appropriately called the Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary. It’s the Bavarian size that lands on the 2022 Countdown.
The Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary is highlighted by a Mexican San Andres wrapper – a new feature for the Oktoberfest release. In addition to the Mexican San Andres wrapper, the remainder of the Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary contains all Dominican tobaccos. Production is handled at the Quesada factory located in the Dominican Republic. The Bavarian is a Robusto Extra size that measures 5 1/2 x 52.
The Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian delivers a combination of baker’s cocoa, coffee, cedar, and pepper. In terms of strength and body, this cigar came in at a solid medium. This might not have been the most overly complex cigar, but the flavors that were delivered were simply fantastic. For a decade, the Quesada Oktoberfest has delivered some incredible cigars. This 10th Anniversary Bavarian might be the best release of the series to date.
With the Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian, it gives Quesada Cigars a second cigar on this year’s countdown. It’s also the third cigar from the Quesada factory to land on the Countdown. As we mentioned, 2022 is the eighth year a Quesada Cigar has placed on the Countdown. It also is the fifth cigar from the Dominican Republic to land on the Countdown.
For details of the 2022 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2022 criteria.
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Originally posted on January 2, 2023 @ 7:17 am