I wasn’t sure exactly what two expect from this strain; Trulieve has had Sherbert TruFlower available in the past, but that batch was an indica strain rather than hybrid. (Interesting note: A photo of the jar from that batch of Sherbert is used as the product image for 9lb Hammer TruFlower.) The reason for this is that the current hybrid batch of Sherbert is actually Sunset Sherbert, a strain that has been available in other Trulieve products. When I first opened the jar, this strain smelled nothing like I expected – but it still smelled amazing. Overall, this has been an enjoyable strain.
[Sunset] Sherbert (Hybrid)
Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULPOQ000003 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)
651.0 mg THC/3.5g
3.5 mg CBD/3.5g
0.90% CBG – some of the highest levels of CBG I’ve seen to date
19.6% Total Cannabinoids
Trulieve did an outstanding job preparing this flower; all the buds were dense, soft, and extremely sticky – they are covered in trichomes that sparkle when hit directly with light. The colors range from yellow to lime green to an almost asparagus-like blend of yellow and green, covered with notably tiny orange pistils throughout. This is some of the most dense flower I’ve purchased from Trulieve; all the buds are packed together very tightly and look to have been cured or quick-cured extremely well. Simply put, this is the best-looking back of flower I’ve seen Trulieve release at this point. I know that my rating system will have to be adjusted when full flower sales are available, but as the current standards go, this batch of Sherbert really knocked it out of the park.
The smell of Sherbert is not at all what I expected it would be. Reviews on various cannabis websites noted sweet smells, hints of berry, a strong “kush” smell, the smell of cream, etc. What I found from this batch was an almost 1:1 blend of a powerful musty smell and an equally potent underlying sweet smell. The scent profile of this strain is surprisingly difficult for me to describe accurately. I can detect what others were referencing when they mentioned the a “creamy” quality to the smell, but I definitely don’t detect any smells that I would say were similar to berry. It’s a very heavy and strong smell for sure; the “musty” smell that I describe really bites at the nose, almost like the pungent scent I often get with Sour Diesel. The sweet smell seems to be “underneath” the musty smell, if that makes any sense, but it is equally present in the overall scent/terpene profile. If the name “Sherbert” was picked for this strain because it seems to be an absolutely random (but pleasing) mix of terpenes, the person responsible for choosing it got the name right on the nose. I wouldn’t say it smells like ice cream, but it definitely smells good! The taste seems to express the sweetness more than the smell – it’s definitely a pleasure to vape.
Sherbert is definitely an indica-leaning hybrid with warm and heavy body effects, but I haven’t found it so sedating that I am not able to be productive. I do recommend this strain for late afternoon or nighttime use; it does not provide enough of a cerebral buzz to keep me particularly motivated, but it isn’t putting me to sleep either. In higher doses, however, I could definitely see Sherbert being a beneficial remedy for insomnia; the body sensations are warm, heavy, and very apparent with even moderate dosage. I have found myself a bit “scatter-brained” while under the effects of this strain, but that could be due to factors not related to cannabis use, so I do not feel it is fair to say that Sherbert was the cause of it. I still feel typical cannabis-induced sensations around my face and behind my eyes (my eyes are probably bloodshot right now) enough to warrant saying that this strain has a few sativa qualities. It seems like Sherbert would be a good strain for patients looking to treat general aches and pains, headaches, etc. If I had to put a sativa/indica ratio on this hybrid strain, I would say it is 30% sativa and 70% indica. It doesn’t seem particularly great for treating depression or anxiety, but it does induce a sense of general comfort. Overall, I would say this is a good strain for general use, but not necessarily great for targeting specific ailments.
Overall Rating: 3.87/5.00
Overall, I would best describe this strain as “good”.
It seems to be more suited for general use/enjoyment rather than targeting the symptoms of any specific medical condition or illness. Trulieve did a great job preparing this strain; it seems that they are improving with time and as the program continues to grow. The smell and taste were enjoyable, and the effects were as well.
As always, I appreciate your taking time to read this review, and truly hope that it benefits at least one patient.