“Lyra” is Fluent Cannabis’ name for Sweet Kush, a strain that was bred in the West Coast, and remains well-known there to the present day.
Fluent initially released this strain in full-flower form back in May 2019, and has had a few batches available since then. I picked up this batch in late September 2019.
Sweet Kush (Hyrbid)
Price at time of review: $40/eighth
Batch/Harvest Number: 7695744112492747
Total Cannabinoids: 12.013%
Unfortunately, Fluent doesn’t make their lab reports available, so I have no terpene percentages to provide for this strain. However, their product catalog shows the “major terpenes” for each strain.
Sweet Kush (“Lyra”) Major Terpenes
B-Myrcene: Often responsible for earthy, musky, spicy, or peppery smells. May produce sedative and muscle-relaxant effects.
Trans-Carophyllene: Herbal, spicy, “warm” smell (similar to cinnamon or clove). May have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Carophyllene is the only terpene that directly interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
This batch of Lyra was cured pretty well. The eighth I got was comprised of several medium sized buds; all were trimmed nicely and looked good.
The moisture content on this batch was nearly perfect. Possibly due to the low cannabinoid content, there isn’t a whole lot of stickiness to this flower, but the buds are dense and break down well.
The flower itself is medium-dark green, all covered in an abundance of red-orange pistils. This strain has a more “typical” or “average” appearance.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 6.00/10.00
Lyra is not an especially pungent strain. There is a very sweet and herbal smell upon close inspection that smells almost exactly like crushed tea leaves – I’m thinking specifically of green tea.
When smoked, this strain has a very “meh” taste that reminded me of some of the less-than-stellar black market bud I used to get. It’s not bad, but it’s not anything I would recommend to a cannabis taste/smell connoisseur.
Smell and taste are very subjective as they highly depend on the individual tastes of the user; that being said, this wasn’t particularly my cup of tea.
Smell/Taste Rating: 5.50/10.00
Sweet Kush is listed almost everywhere as being a 50/50 hybrid strain, including in Fluent’s product guide. However, I found the effects to be slightly indica dominant.
There’s definitely an initial cerebral invigoration present not long after taking the first hit of this strain, but the warm body effects also become present not long after the cerebral effects set in.
This is a strain that I find good for relaxing around the house and possibly for being creative – making art, music, etc. I don’t find it to be particularly energizing, but it isn’t sedating, either. This is a good “middle ground” strain for leisurely activities and for winding down.
My one complaint with the effects from this batch of “Lyra” are that they didn’t seem to last as long as other strains of flower that I’m experienced with; perhaps this is due to the relatively low THC content.
Possibly good for treating:
- Headaches or other minor body aches
- Relief of mild nausea or similar gastrointestinal symptoms
- Relief of mild anxiety
- General relaxation
- Stimulating creativity
I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications.
Effects Rating: 6.20/10.00
Overall Rating: 5.90/10.00
Overall, I would best describe “Lyra” as an “average” hybrid strain from Fluent Cannabis.
This is a strain that I probably won’t be trying again in the future – at least not at the current price. It was by no means terrible or even bad, but it simply wasn’t worth the $40 I paid for it; this is a strain that should be in the $30 range, tops.
If you’re looking for a “middle of the road” strain to help you relax without getting pulled too far into either extreme of the cannabis effects spectrum, this may be a good choice. I would personally try other hybrids from Fluent like their “Baldor” or “Odra” before purchasing this strain.
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