Sour Willie (Green Mountain CARE)

Written by KindReviews on September 27th, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, Green Mountain CARE, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Sour Willie Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  Green Mountain CARE

Grade:  A-

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage:  Sour Diesel x Willie Nelson [Highland Nepalese x Vietnamese Black]

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (9/10)  This sample had mostly pointed nugs that displayed a coloration which reminded us of Sour Diesel quite a bit with its super light green calyxes and creamy orange-pink pistils.  The trichome coverage was abundant, especially in certain areas, and the harvest timing was perfect in our estimation, with about 10-15% amber trichomes and a collection of cloudy heads.  We didn’t really find any flaws with this strain, and liked the way that all the calyxes and leaves seemed to point skyward… it was pretty unique-looking and also very dense and well-cured.

Aroma:  (9/10)  A pungent Diesel presence was in the forefront when this strain was sitting in the jar/bag, with a skunky and slightly acrid scent propelling a hint of citrus.  When we ground it up, the Diesel elements seemed to fade away, giving instead a lightly sweet and complex aroma with hints of fruit and spice.  The change was unexpected and refreshing, because Sour Diesel seems to completely take over so many crosses.

Taste: (7.75/10)  The flavor was a bit confusing and not as pungent as the aroma, giving us a sharp attack with just a hint of Diesel, then basically leaving behind a clean, fresh, mentholated feeling in the mouth rather than much of a taste.  The smoke was smooth and didn’t cause coughing except on the largest hits, while the flush appeared to be nearly perfect, leaving behind only a fluffy white ash.  This one was enjoyed by all and was repeatedly described as “pleasant”, but just didn’t wow us with a pungent flavor.

Effects:  This strain hit us with an almost entirely Sativa package of effects, increasing both the mental and physical energy of our staff, filling us with a buzzing body and head presence.  Facial warmth, ocular/temple pressure, some body numbing, and a racing heart continued through most of the initial hour, eventually backing off slightly into a less racy and cerebral state.  We found conversation easy when it was around, but it was also easy to get stuck in your own head so to speak, staring off in space while deep in thought, or zoning in on a project and shutting out the outside world.  The buzzing body continued throughout most of the experience and served to make this a fairly versatile med in terms of context, making us equally satisfied with activities or relaxation.  A smooth decline in effect left us feeling relaxed but still aware, with no real crash to speak of.

Duration:  2 hours medicinal-level potency, 3+ hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Energy, mood elevation, ocular effects, body numbing, moderate pain relief, and relief of migraines.

Overall:  This was our first experience with this Reeferman strain, and we will certainly be keeping an eye out for it in the future, especially the Sativa-lovers among our staff.  The unique structure brought to mind Sour Diesel a bit, but was oddly angular and pointed, with great trichome coverage and harvest timing.  We thought that the grow staff did a great job with the flush and cure, and the whole experience was very clean-feeling.  Peak potency wasn’t quite as high as we expected, but the effects were lasting and smooth, with no real negatives aside from the early heart-racing, which could serve to cause light anxiety in some patients.  This one is definitely a daytime med, getting the mind moving but still having some body effects to go along with the predominantly head-neck-shoulders Sativa effects package.  It was just on the verge of an A, but don’t let the ‘-’ deter you from giving this one a try — it’s one of our favorite moderate potency experiences as of late.

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