The latest and final size of the Quesada Oktoberfest made for national distribution, the Krone is a 5 x43 corona. “Krone” is the german translation for “corona”, which is the spanish word for “crown.” Only 500 boxes will be made for sale at the IPCPR. The msrp will be set at $7.25. Here is a list of 2013’s Oktoberfest sizes and production:
Quote from Terence Reilly on the new size: We have had a lot of aficionados show excitement for the Oktoberfest but felt the brand lacked a smaller vitola which they enjoy smoking most. Consequently, we felt a corona would give us the one size we were missing in our quest to ensure we can meet the needs of both the more traditional vitola smokers as well as those who prefer the bigger ring gauge cigars which are presently very popular.
Yet another outstanding release from Quesada in this blend. I love this blend. However, when its on, I mean, its freakin’ on. But, I have noticed quite a bit of inconsistency, some wrappers appear oily, some boxes have a heavy earthy/musty flavor and smell. I hope they can work out the issues and only produce the ones that are spot on, because I own boxes of Kurz and want a box of Krones.