The Best Strains with Fall Aromas
Published on 10/22/22
As the autumn season is quickly approaching, it's only natural for tastes to change. After all, the vibes in the fall are just different from the summer. That's why around this time every year, folks trade in their boozy, fruity beach drinks for pumpkin spice lattes, flip-flops for flannels, and their trips to the beach with stops at the apple orchard or microbrewery ahead of Sunday game days!
So as the dog days of summer transform into hoodie weather, why would all of those changes not apply to the cannabis you're enjoying as well? Well, no worries for those who are getting a bit restless with their current stash because we here at Where's Weed are coming in clutch to update with some of the best and brightest cannabis strains with fall aromas to enjoy!
Not only will we dig deep into the science and details behind how and why these strains have that quintessential autumn aromas and flavors, touching on the terpenes present in each strain and finally breaking down each strain's effects that make them perfect for the spooky season.
Let's get right into it, shall we?
Why Cannabis Has Distinct Seasonal Aromas
It's not just a fluke that heavy wintery cannabis strains smell and taste different than buzzy summer sativas or balanced, chilled-out autumn indicas and hybrids. In fact, cannabis smells the way it does due to a combination of a single relatively unknown to the public factor; terpenes.
Let's dive into terpenes first. While we've gone in-depth on how and why terpenes work the way they do before here at Where's Weed, nothing is wrong with a quick refresher, right?
Basically, terpenes, also called terpenoids, are oils secreted within glands in the cannabis flower which are responsible for giving the plant its potent smell and flavor. Terpenes are not exclusive to cannabis, with nearly every plant containing a unique spectrum of aromatic oils. Plants produce terpenes as a defense mechanism, with strong odors repelling potential predators.
When it comes to cannabis, however, terpenes play a more important role when it comes to flavors, scents, and even effects. To date, there are over 50,000 different terpenes that have been discovered in plants all across the world, with at least 145-150 known terpenes in the cannabis plant! Terpenes don't just create great aromas in the cannabis plant. They also have the ability to interact with cannabinoids like THC to create different positive effects within the human body!
Just think of terpenes like THC and CBD's little helpers, amplifying and significantly adding to the cannabinoid-based effects! Each of these individual terpenes, like myrcene and limonene, to name a few, add to the effects, scents, and flavors of each strain!
The Best Strains with Fall Aromas
Now that we've dug into the basics of the science behind how and why cannabis smells the way it does, let's dig deep into some of the best strains with delicious fall aromas!
For the first strain on our list of some of the best fall strains, we have the potent indica-dominant hybrid Voodoo Child! Known for leaving users feeling hungry, relaxed, and uplifted, this strain has a whole lot of THC to enjoy. Whether it's medical or recreational use, this strain is just as good for folks dealing with issues like insomnia, lack of appetite, and all-cause chronic pain as it is for recreational users looking to chill out and take the edge off.
And when it comes to flavors, this strain is nothing to sneeze at either. With notes of plum, coffee, and a woody aftertaste on the exhale, this strain is an excellent option for sweater weather!
Peanut Butter Breath is a hybrid strain known for its powerful sedative effects, Peanut Butter Breath is a great choice for autumn flavors and aromas. A cross between Do-Si-Do and Mendo Breath, two powerhouse strains, Peanut Butter Breath very much lives up to its mouthwatering namesake.
Sitting somewhere in the ballpark between 15 to as much as 28 percent THC, this strain is as potent when it comes to cannabinoids as it is when it comes to aromas and flavors. Known for leaving users feeling relaxed, happy, and giggly, this upbeat strain is excellent for recreational and medical users alike. This strain is a great choice, whether for taking the edge off issues like headaches, insomnia, nausea, and indigestion or just helping recreational users relax after a long workday!
And when it comes to flavors and aromas, this strain is unique as well! Often said by users to taste nutty, earthy, and woody, this strain is perfect for the fall. And thanks to all of the limonene in there, this strain is known to have some citrus hints on the exhale for a nice cannabinoid kick!
A crossbreed between Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, this popular sativa strain has been incredibly popular since the early 80s. And boy, does this strain live up to its namesake.
When it comes to flavor, there are very few strains better for the autumn months than Chocolope. Well-known for its earthy flavor notes, sweet coffee-like flavors, and nutty chestnut flavors, this strain is perfect for sweater weather.
On top of the flavor, this strain has some serious cannabinoid effects. Known for leaving users feeling energetic, uplifted, and creative thanks to its around 22 percent THC, this strain is great for medical patients dealing with issues like depression and stress and recreational users looking to kick back and relax while sitting around a fire pit this fall!
No matter how you slice it, this award-winning strain is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to enjoy some unique fall aromas after your next trip to the dispensary!
Last but not least on our comprehensive list of some of the best fall strains around, let's dig into anything and everything Hazelnut Cream has to offer those lucky enough to get their hands on it!
This ultra-rare sativa-dominant hybrid, born as a cross between Miami Haze and Cookie and Cream, is about as good as it gets when it comes to cannabinoid and flavor offerings in a cannabis strain.
Let's start with cannabinoids, shall we? Known for providing profound mood-boosting effects for those lucky enough to get their hands on it, this strain's average of 21 percent THC is more than enough to get the job done! Whether it's for medical patients dealing with issues like insomnia, depression, and appetite loss or just for recreational users looking to chill out, cut loose, and relax after a long, hard day at work, there are few finer strains with delicious autumn aromas around.
And when it comes to flavors, this strain has a ton to offer those autumn lovers out there! Users often cite this strain as sweet, buttery, and packed with flavor notes of spicy, herbal aftertastes on the exhale. With a terpene profile full of pinene, myrcene, limonene, and linalool, this strain is about as good as it gets for those looking to take the edge off and enjoy the autumn months!