Blue Dream from Lowell Farms via The Spot on 8/31/19. THC tested out to 18%. Purchased for $10 on early bird special with purchase of another 8th at regular price. I love the early bird special at the Spot because allows me to take a chance on stuff from the mid tier shelf at a rock bottom ticket. The buds in this batch are a decent size, especially for this jar, it felt like they were really crammed in there. While it’s evident it’s outdoor and the buds are a little shaggy and dry it has a pretty fair coating of triches. The bud structure and density seem to be on point. The surface is mostly dark green dipping into lighter shades as you turn the nug in your hand with the occasional patch of red hairs making itself known.
The nose out of the jar is musty with hints of sweetness. On the nug break the sweetness becomes much more pronounced and has some citrus elements in the background. On the hand grind I really just get a more savory sweet smell, but no hints of that brief citrus smell I picked up on earlier, and no sort of stickiness left on the fingers. The inhale is smooth and I catch just a hint of sweetness on the taste. On the exhale I don’t really pick up on much other than a bit of spice. The headchange is decent, it’s a bit of a hazy headed high, but doesn’t leave you unable to focus. It doesn’t bring any sort of energy with it and feels like it’s too heavy to be labeled sativa. This actually touches on one of my long time pet peeves. It seems like over the years whenever I come across a Blue Dream it’s labeled a sativa but it’s a sativa leaning hybrid at best and this batch is no exception. For the discount ticket I really can’t knock this and I’d pick it up at that all day but at the full boat I’d be a bit hesitant. I’d say if you like Blue Dream in general you’ll like what you get in this jar, so if you find it at a ticket you feel comfortable with, swoop it.