Jun 18, 2021
King Louis XIII (by: Tru|Med)
It wasn’t that long ago when I was campaigning to get OG’s back on the shelves. It seems as soon as all these “exotics” started dropping, everyone has forgotten about their ancestors. All the smokers who were fortunate enough to know the market before these super strains dropped know that finding a solid OG strain was like finding gold. Nowadays, finding a great smoking OG is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’re looking for an OG that not only smokes good but tastes amazing as well, my suggestion is to go with Grow Sciences or Tru|Med. In my opinion, they have mastered the art of growing any OG strain they put out. Sooo, let’s talk about one of the Tru|Med’s real OGs, King Louis XIII.
Fun fact: Did you know that in the 1600’s, bathing was not customary in Europe. In fact, it was the royals who practiced this most, and King Louis XIII himself was known as one of the rankest royals of England. After opening the pack, I am pretty confident this is how this strain received its name. My nose picked up the most heavenly OG Kush scent that it has ever come across, along with an earthy aroma that made me feel as if I was transported to a beautiful forest. As I broke down the weed, the intensity of those scents grew. By the time I had enough for a full blunt, my entire house reeked in a great way. The smell definitely earned a 5 out of 5.
Flavor and Freshness
The blunt was difficult to roll due to the sticky resin left on my fingers, which was just the “motivation” I needed to get the job done. I knew buds this fresh had to be loaded with terps, and I was not wrong. I don’t think there has ever been a strain this satisfying from the spark. From the very moment the fire hit the blunt and I inhaled, I was blown away. The essence of OG, a combination of gas and earth, was profound. The flavor was so phenomenal, it had me contemplating if this was the best tasting OG that has ever come my way. With every hit the flavor got thicker, and by the end of the session and even hours after, my mouth was stained with the king’s stench. Without a doubt, this strain scored a 5 out of 5 for flavor and freshness.
Although the blunt was finished, I couldn’t convince myself to migrate back inside the house. To paint a picture for you, my garage is my “man cave”. I have a four-foot table I use as a desk, and an orange Home Depot bucket I use as an office chair. It is definitely not the coziest spot to consider a man cave, that’s for sure. After hours of sitting on that bucket and doing who knows what, my body begs me to go inside. However, after my encounter with King Louis XIII, I found myself completely stuck on that bucket. King Louis is a strain that usually tests high for caryophyllene, and there was no doubt in my mind that this particular batch tested high. What felt like three minutes was really three hours. For three hours I sat on my bucket learning, creating, and sometimes staring off into space. What was really impressive is when I did decide to get up and go inside, my body was not as achy as it usually is after just 30-45 minutes of sitting out there. I can definitely say this is one of the superior OGs on the Arizona market. I highly recommend grabbing it from Tru|Med, as it has undoubtedly earned the Gas Pass.