For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Bayou made by Hexo. It’s an indica dominant strain that’s fairly weak with about 9% THC and less than 1% CBD. The main terpene in this weed is myrcene. When it comes to the price point, it’s one of the cheapest strains available, and after trying it out, you definitely get what you pay for. I’m not the biggest fan of this strain, but I have tried worse.
Packaging details: Packaged on 02/03/2019 and tested/reviewed on 12/23/2019 exactly 323 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 Grams for $19.00 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC.
The first thing I noticed when I opened up a new package of Bayou is the darkness, you can barely see any green at all. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some buds that are mostly purple with minimal green colors, and they were beautiful, not the case with this one. The nugs are of a dark purple color with some orange hairs in between, I just find them way too dark. They’re also so dry that they literally crumple in your fingers. I got an extra 3.5 grams because I actually thought something was wrong with the first one. The weed is very leafy, you actually see more leafs and orange hairs than actual buds. It reminded me of the cannabis that I was smoking when traveling in Thailand, which is not a compliment at all.
This is by far my favorite part of this entire Bayou Flower strain review, it had a very sweet aroma when smelling inside the package. You can really smell the terpenes, the guaiol emits a one of a kind aroma, a mix of piney and woodsy with an undertone of rosy, it also smells a little bit like berries.
It’s some pretty decent tasting buds, a little bit like the smell, it was kind of sweet and woodsy. What I was not a fan of is how the weed burnt, it was all over the place and joints did not last at all because of how dry buds were. There was also some harshness on the throat, overall it wasn’t the smoothest weed that I’ve smoked, but I expected that after bidding the buds up, some of the driest weed I’ve purchased at a dispensary so far.
Personally, I actually liked the high. It was quite subtle though, so if you’re expecting to get ripped do not get this weed. It was a very functional high, I could’ve worked, worked out, went out and hung out socially, it was more of a buzz than anything else. Also, I thought it was very short, I felt completely normal after about 30 minutes. No munchies, no drowsiness. I think that it would actually be really good for somebody that has never smoked before, although they may get put off by the ugliness of the buds!
I know that this review may be a little harsh at times, but let’s not forget, I paid $19 CAD for 3.5 grams. This is definitely one of the cheapest strains available, so you can’t expect gold. I would suggest this to beginners, especially for someone that has never tried weed and is curious to do so. I would not recommend this for insomnia, the high gives you energy. I wouldn’t suggest this to every day smokers, and I wouldn’t purchase this again.