Cannabeizein was part of the recent Cultivation Classic event organized by the Willamette Week which took place on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at the North Warehouse in North Portland.
The Cultivation Classic touts itself as "the world's first cannabis festival dedicated to naturalistic cannabis." Though I must say that I have been a fan of California's The Emerald Cup for years, which has been held annually in December since 2003. The Emerald Cup describes itself as "the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world." So that misnomer aside, Oregon's Cultivation Classic was a well organized fun event, especially for it's first year.
Cannabeizein entered an ounce of well cured (about a four month cure) indoor organically grown Tree of Life into the competition. A total of 100 strains were entered by 47 different growers across Oregon. Sixty four judges sampled about fourteen strains each and ranked each entry using a 20 point system that judged the entries for "Nose, Taste and Effect."
Our Tree of Life (Trainwreck X The Purps) scored an average of 13.60 points out of 20 total possible points in the THC Indoor category. Tree of Life earned a rank of 31 overall out of 100 strains entered!
Some of the tasting notes from the judges include:
"Floral and sweet, with a drab, almost dirty looking bud is a very smooth hybrid that leaves virtually no dry mouth."
"Hashy berry flavor. Tasted better than smell. Look really pretty."
"Enjoyed this one. Looked and smelled like certain Strawberry Cough strains I've smoked. Big buds, light-green, grey appearance, super crystally."
"Looks great, chunky, frosty buds, dried well - a little harsh on the throat but immediate eye-drooping relaxation, fuzz headed - fruity, berry aromas with mellow flavors."
"Excellent, choice bud. All the standouts, flavor, taste, look. Grinds coarse, very fragrant, very smooth smoking."