S.A.G.E. ‘n Sour (Alternative Wellness Center)

Written by KindReviews on August 24th, 2010. Posted in Alternative Wellness Center, B+, Blog, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

SAGE ‘n Sour Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromAlternative Wellness Center

Grade:  B+

Type:  Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, S.A.G.E. x Sour Diesel, from THSeeds

Price:  $50/8th + tax

Appearance:  (7/10)  Not a striking sample just looking at it, this one was a muted green with some slight yellowing visible on untrimmed leaves, with lots of peach-colored pistils.  It definitely looked like the parent strains, with a Diesel structure but the pistil coverage of a typical SAGE.  A tighter manicure would’ve made this one look better, but the above-average density and trichome count (with many developing ambers) still made it fairly attractive.

Aroma:  (8/10)  The Sour Diesel in this cross seemed to take over the aroma area, as expected, but the SAGE added its fresh herby touch, resulting in a citrus-tinged fresh-smelling pine-fuel scent.  It lacked the stank of some diesels and really unleashed the freshness when ground… good combination of the two parent strains for sure, and nicely pungent.

Taste: (7/10)  Rather pungent and diesel-dominant with notes of campfire and tobacco, it also had a certain fresh vegetation sweetness in the background.  The smoke was very smooth and not terribly expansive, leaving behind an above-average light gray ash.

Effects:  Hitting the eyes and face early like any good Sativa (lots of pressure fluctuations in the eyes/head/face), this one left us feeling a little bit unfocused or spacey, at times staring off at nothing while deep in thought.  Despite the strong head effects to start, this was a solid ‘stealth’ med, as our eyes were mostly clear and there wasn’t any self-consciousness or paranoia.  A strain that left us feeling neither up nor down, it kept up an even energy throughout but was most conducive to less-active and more mental tasks, as it provided solid body relaxation and a certain numbness.  Very clean and almost undetectable fade back to normal.

Duration:  Medium, 1.5 – 2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Strong ocular attention, slight mood enhancement, an energy boost, some appetite stimulation properties, and mild pain relief.

Overall:  We certainly see the potential in this cross — the SAGE seemed to take some of the edge and potency off of the Sour Diesel while also making the taste a little more appealing for those who don’t enjoy the almost putrid pungency that they often have.  However, this one just didn’t seem to reach its full potential despite the high THC numbers — it faded out earlier than most samples we receive, looked a little pale and not particularly eye-catching, and didn’t wow us with the flavor/smell.  That said, it was nicely potent to start, functional and cerebral overall, and was a very clean-feeling med with no ill effects… we look forward to trying this cross again.

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