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Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen the Dutch Treat strain popping up with more and more frequency in Portland dispensaries. We decided to pick up a few buds to find out what all of the fuss is about.

Our Dutch Treat was grown by the Portland-based Rebirth Oregon, who consistently produce a quality product. Keep an eye out for it on dispensary shelves. Though the flower we purchased tested out at about 21% THC (under the old testing regimen), the buds were coated with an unusually dense and sticky trichome coat with long matted hairs that are light in color. The limonene heavy terpene profile gives a strong, fruity aroma reminiscent of the all-time classic Durban Poison; in all honesty, this is one of the best smelling strains we’ve come across in a long time.

Oregon marijuana enthusiasts might remember that a batch of Dutch Treat was recently recalled due to pesticide residue that exceeded permissible testing limits. Don’t let that stand it your way – that batch has long since been removed from dispensary shelves.

The indica dominant hybrid strain is a powerhouse that’s been known to punch far above its weight when it comes to tested THC content. And despite its indica origins, it can be relied upon to give a balanced mind and body experience, with no shortage of head-rushy euphoria. Some smokers – your trusty Daily Leaf reviewer included – can struggle with anxiety when consuming strains that tend towards cerebral euphoria. This strain is an excellent work-around, providing that uplifting head buzz without the tension that can, at times, be associated with it.

Sadly, the truly sublime fragrance emitted by Dutch Treat is largely lost during combustion. Though slightly sweet tones can be detected in the strain’s relatively smooth smoke, flavor snobs might want to keep an eye out for Dutch Treat concentrates in order to fully enjoy the pleasing strain specific flavor profile.