For this review, I tried out some Tremblant Kush that’s made by Laurentian Organic. It’s a new craft cannabis producer located in the Laurentians in Quebec, which we really don’t have enough of in this province, so I’m always excited to see new players coming in. This Tremblant Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that packed 18.5% THC and an insignificant amount of CBD (THC % ranges between 18% and 24%). The actual strain is just listed as Kush; however, the good folks at Laurentian Organic told me that this specific crop is a cross between OG Kush and Strawberry Kush. Below I break down every aspect of this Tremblant Kush in detail.
Lineage: OG Kush x Strawberry Kush cross, grown by Laurentian Organic.
Terpene Profile: Myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene.
Packaging Details: Packaged 10/25/2020 and tested/reviewed on 12/12/2020, exactly 48 days after. Lot# ALO20D0005
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $32.20 at the SDQC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($9.20/gram).
The humidity pack is a MUST if LP’s want to keep their product nice and fresh; this is an excellent example of it. This was packaged 48 days before I opened the seal, yet the moisture content was perfect at 59% RH. Another good thing that Laurentian Organic decided to do with this Tremblant Kush was using the plastic containers where the bottom is actually higher up, so the container is way smaller inside than it looks on the outside. That keeps all the buds pressed together, so they don’t move around much during shipments, which keeps the trichome glands intact. Visually speaking, this cultivar is above average, but the trimming job is what dropped the score for me, stems and leaves show up a little too much. Sizing-wise, there were four medium-sized nugs and two small ones. There are pink and light purple calyxes on light green buds with dark orange pistils, completely covered in a sheet of trichomes that are intact (see micro pic below). This came in overweight at 3.58 grams, which is always a plus.
The smell on this bad boy was out of this world! When you open up a freshly sealed container, there is a smell that slaps you in the face that I would describe as freshly squeezed sweet lemonade mixed with strawberry and drops of diesel in it. It’s as pungent and strong when milled, with a little more spice to it, as the caryophyllene shows up. The limonene is a real strong force in this cultivar; this is somewhat reminiscent of Diesel from Spinach but stronger and sweeter (minus the berry touch).
This is the type of stuff that makes the cannabis plant so interesting and unpredictable. Based on its aromatic profile, I was expecting something similar in the flavor. I was completely off; I got a hefty kushy/gassy taste on the inhale, accented by a touch of sweet lemon. The palate seems to wash away all flavor on the exhale as there were only some earthy notes left at the end of it. If you like that loud gas flavor mixed in with some sweetness, this will be right up your alley.
An intense Indica-type high emerges fairly quickly right after a few tokes; you can instantly feel it all over the place; for me, it started behind the eyes, then the whole body got heavy. It’s quite strong and aggressive initially but then fades into an uplifting, focused vibe, which balances the initial aggressivity. The effects lasted for about 90 minutes; there wasn’t much drowsiness afterward.
First impressions are essential, especially in this industry. Laurentian Organic did it right with this Tremblant Kush, and I hope that they remain consistent with all of their products. I would suggest this strain for everybody to try, from beginners to everyday users. Beginners beware; this one hit you harder than what you’re used to. If you prefer the Indica-type high but not specifically the one that glues your back to your couch, or those gassy flavors, or both, go and grab yourself some Tremblant Kush. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!