Diesel Berry (The Releaf Center)

Written by KindReviews on May 21st, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, The Releaf Center

Diesel Berry Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: The Releaf Center

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage: Unconfirmed, may be Strawberry Cough x Sour Diesel (the only result found looking online), but our palates suggest Strawberry Cough x NYC Diesel due to the predominance of citrus flavors

Price: $45/8th

Appearance: (8.75/10)  This was a fairly gorgeous sample, with an appealing and nicely dense structure, a very generous coating of trichomes, and an array of greens that made it immediately appealing.  One nug seemed to have a rounded structure more like Blueberry, while another had a pointed Diesel-like shape, so it was hard to pick up much from the structure — both nugs were wonderfully dense and at the perfect level of dryness for our tastes.  This strain has a very high trichome count overall, with thin stalks and large, perfectly round heads which were mostly at the peak of ripeness.  The only flaw we found with this sample was the presence of a few tiny seeds, which appeared to have been caused by another plant in the room, as we saw no signs of stress or male flowers on the sample.  Beautiful strain — it definitely made most of the crew let out an audible “wow” when seeing it for the first time.

Aroma: (8.5/10)  This strain has a wonderful sweet and tangy smell that is heavy on the fresh citrus with a hint of berry sweetness, and only carries a hint of the Diesel twang, which disappeared almost entirely post-grind.  Once ground, the sweet and sour fruity freshness takes over completely — it’s pungent for the type or aroma it has, but it’s not one you’ll smell from across the room.

Taste: (7.75/10)  This strain started off great, with a hint of Diesel acridness, quickly converting to a smooth tangy citrus-dominant flavor on the exhale.  That fresh, lightly sweet quality carried on through the majority of the session, only losing its flavor and becoming more harsh on the final few hits.  The smoke did tickle the throat after the halfway mark, causing some coughing and becoming less enjoyable.  Still, the solid flavor preservation and a fluffy light gray and white ash indicated it had received a proper flush and cure.

Effects: A strong Sativa start hit us directly in the head, face, and eyes, giving a rather direct “pressure mask” feeling that was almost uncomfortable for one reviewer during the initial 15 minutes.  Along with the facial and sinus pressure came full-body energizing rushes that seemed to sweep from head to toe every few seconds — some reviewers reported some anxiety and paranoia early on, so users who are sensitive to that may want to steer clear.  Cerebral and a bit psychedelic to start, it seemed to make colors brighter and caused some visual tracers early on that had our minds active and engaged.  There were definitely moments of losing track of thoughts and short-term memory lapses, but we were able to focus on a singular task well enough.  Beyond 1 hour, it became a much more relaxing experience, where the body waves converted to a more analgesic, massaging type of feeling and we were more likely to be couch-bound than up and active.  No real comedown here — it seemed to leave us feeling clear-headed and fairly energized by the end, ready for whatever happens.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 2.5 – 3 hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Strong ocular and facial pressure fluctuations, mood elevation, energy, minor pain relief (both nerve and muscle), and strong appetite stimulation.

Overall: This was a sample that hit hard early on, which places it in the category of “experienced patients only” — those who have anxiety issues or can’t handle a strong start may want to stay away from this one.  That said, the rushy side only lasted for part of the experience, and overall it was an enjoyable Sativa-dominant ride with tinges of psychedelia and creativity.  The “bag appeal” areas were all excellent, and we especially loved how trich-covered it was — this was one of those samples that looks great at arm’s length and gets even up-close.  Give this strain a try if you are looking for a potent and cerebral yet mostly functional Sativa for the daytime.  It fell just shy of the ‘A’ because of the tiny seeds we noticed and the nagging suspicion that the flavor could’ve improved, but with a perfect harvest, this would absolutely be some top-flight medicine.

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Comments (1)

  • November 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm |

    This is a wonderful strain…wish it would yield much more.

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