This was my first Cove Crafted experience, and I was very impressed; you’ll be able to tell by the end of this Revive Reserve strain review. Terpene rich, hand-trimmed and hang-dried, this is the type of quality that every cannabis consumer should be getting. This cultivar has THC content of anywhere between 16% and 22%; this batch had 19.1% THC and a negligible amount of CBD. It’s a delightful sativa hybrid strain with a pretty complicated lineage that took a little bit of research to figure out.
Lineage: This Revive Reserve strain has a complicated lineage, maybe it’s just a little complicated for me because I’m not too familiar with the parents here. It’s a cross of Mint GSC and Lucinda Williams. According to Leafly, a cross of Durban Poison and OG Kush create Mint GSC, while Lucinda Williams is a strain made by Kind Meds Colorado, that’s supposed to be a cross between Williams Wonder and Cindy 99.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 01/16/2020 and tested/reviewed on 03/27/2020, exactly 71 days later. Lot# X14D02
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $34.60 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($9.89/gram).
There were only two nugs in the 3.5 gram container, which was great and very different from what I’m used to; outside of Broken Coast, it’s pretty rare to see such big buds. They were very dense and perfectly trimmed and looked fantastic. This Revive Reserve (not a big fan of the strain name, just saying, make it simpler) strain is of a light green taint with some dark green leaves, covered but a thin sheet of amber trichomes. Visually pleasant, but it came in at 46% humidity content, which isn’t the end of the world, but I still had to rehydrate it to 62% to get the full experience.
What an aromatic strain this is; it seems like the complicated lineage paid off. The scents are powerful and probably some of the most pleasant smelling weed that I’ve tried out so far. It’s a mix of citrus, grapefruit, and a touch of mint; it smells sweet and fresh, the smell came out even more after rehydration. Cove Crafted should think about making air fresheners with this terpene profile!
The flavor was slightly underwhelming compared to the aroma; even though the citrusy notes came out on the inhale, it was way more subtle. There was a fresh hint of mint and earthiness on the exhale; however, something was missing here still. The smoke was very smooth, though, no coughing, no scratchy throat situation.
The effects that this strain emits were very enjoyable as they weren’t too aggressive, this weed gives you some really happy and relaxed type of feelings. More of a head high than a body high, I tried this out before working and while just chilling out and enjoyed it both times. I wouldn’t smoke this right before bed; although I felt relaxed, I was still pretty energized.
I would recommend this to beginners and everyday consumers; I feel like everybody would enjoy a little bit of Revive Reserve (did I mention how much I don’t like these types of names though??). If more Cove Crafted products were available, I would be trying them for sure. Craft cannabis hits a little different; you can usually tell when weed is hand-trimmed. If you’ve tried some of this out before, let me know what you think in the comments below!