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DeLekkersteNUGS16
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Re: Solo

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Sun 5th May 2019 02:15 pm

Today:

Per the recommendations of my hash-sommelier apprentice in-training :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :P :P :P - I stopped by to give their resin-based wares a shot.

Hiya - she pulled out a small tub, several thin "ribbons" of the hash had been cut, for some reason hash looks so beautiful and delicate when cut this way, I'm a sucker for the presentation as such in any matter. I smelled it, a mild, but classic old-school genetics smell, cedar, peppery with a touch of ginger and woody-ness. Oxidized reddish-brown exterior lightly golden-brown in the center. Smokes nicely, burns clean with a mild but clear body buzz high. 10 EUR/g.

Banana Double-Filter - 15 EUR/g. Dark brown, spotty coloration on exterior, blondish coloration, with reddish-brown hues in the "interior", crumbles easily, with a fudge-likek, wet sand consistency. Sweet, mildly floral and slightly kushy, some creamy-ness and fruitiness on the backend maybe berrries? Still a bit generic "block hash" smell. Burns clean, with a potent hit and sizzles violently licked by the flame. Decent enough for what it is, though could be a touch cheaper in my opinion.

To be fair I've only bonged these two specimens thus far, so maybe a vape cocktail will change my opinion...to be seen.



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Re: Solo

Post by Marok21 » Sun 5th May 2019 03:13 pm

DeLekkersteNUGS16 wrote:
Sun 5th May 2019 02:15 pm
Today:

Per the recommendations of my hash-sommelier apprentice in-training :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :P :P :P - I stopped by to give their resin-based wares a shot.

Hiya - she pulled out a small tub, several thin "ribbons" of the hash had been cut, for some reason hash looks so beautiful and delicate when cut this way, I'm a sucker for the presentation as such in any matter. I smelled it, a mild, but classic old-school genetics smell, cedar, peppery with a touch of ginger and woody-ness. Oxidized reddish-brown exterior lightly golden-brown in the center. Smokes nicely, burns clean with a mild but clear body buzz high. 10 EUR/g.

Banana Double-Filter - 15 EUR/g. Dark brown, spotty coloration on exterior, blondish coloration, with reddish-brown hues in the "interior", crumbles easily, with a fudge-likek, wet sand consistency. Sweet, mildly floral and slightly kushy, some creamy-ness and fruitiness on the backend maybe berrries? Still a bit generic "block hash" smell. Burns clean, with a potent hit and sizzles violently licked by the flame. Decent enough for what it is, though could be a touch cheaper in my opinion.

To be fair I've only bonged these two specimens thus far, so maybe a vape cocktail will change my opinion...to be seen.
TOP review! :thumbup: Awesome how detailed you describe the taste/look and effects :clap:

Let us know how it was to smoke the hash in the vape :D I could imagine that these "filtered" hashes are perfect for that.

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Re: Solo

Post by Dark-side-of-moon » Thu 13th Jun 2019 01:53 pm

Checked-out this shop 'cause it has got good reviews on this site. I should have chosen one of the new-school hashes. The shop was fairly full of cannasseurs and I chose the Hiya hash at 1g E10. This was a mistake 'cause it wasn't very strong. Prix D'Ami's E9.50 honey hash was more potent in my opinion.

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Re: Solo

Post by Marok21 » Fri 14th Jun 2019 09:40 pm

Dark-side-of-moon wrote:
Thu 13th Jun 2019 01:53 pm
Checked-out this shop 'cause it has got good reviews on this site. I should have chosen one of the new-school hashes. The shop was fairly full of cannasseurs and I chose the Hiya hash at 1g E10. This was a mistake 'cause it wasn't very strong. Prix D'Ami's E9.50 honey hash was more potent in my opinion.
I didn´t tried the honey hash from Prix and it´s possible for sure that it´s more potent but when I buy Solos Hia I am not looking for the potency mainly... I like the flavor and clean effect and how clean it smokes :mrgreen: ... a very natural product. OK maybe it´s because I was looking mainly for potency for a long time :twisted: :mrgreen: so now I really enjoy to smoke some nice smooth tasty stuff that gaves a nice clean high/stoned but well I still like the stronger hashes a lot :mrgreen: it´s so damn nice to have the possibility to get so many different hashes :D so you can smoke what you want when you want :mrgreen:

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Re: Solo

Post by Dark-side-of-moon » Sat 15th Jun 2019 10:02 am

Marok21 - to be fair the Budlady did tell me that the Hiya "is a nice day-time smoke" and the choice was my error of judgement if I wanted something strong. Now I know.
I'm interested to know if blond hashes such as the Hiya and Honey Maroc come from specific producers/regions or whether they are simply some kind of quality standard. Any thoughts?
Thanks

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Re: Solo

Post by TransApenninesCouple » Sat 15th Jun 2019 02:02 pm

I returned to Solo several times last week and finally found Federico, the Italian budtender. There was no confusion so we talked a little about his products. Hyia is a good Moroccan pollen from landrace type beldia, excellent in the morning and during the day, taste and smoked clean, the right soft. Banana filtered was once again my favorite: very fine, good power with a well balanced effect! Federico said: Bello fortino il Banana! :mrgreen:

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Re: Solo

Post by Marok21 » Fri 21st Jun 2019 04:30 pm

TransApenninesCouple wrote:
Sat 15th Jun 2019 02:02 pm
I returned to Solo several times last week and finally found Federico, the Italian budtender. There was no confusion so we talked a little about his products. Hyia is a good Moroccan pollen from landrace type beldia, excellent in the morning and during the day, taste and smoked clean, the right soft. Banana filtered was once again my favorite: very fine, good power with a well balanced effect! Federico said: Bello fortino il Banana!
Nice to hear that you found Frederico :D I didn´t saw him for longer time now...

Sadly their Banana filtered was off the menu :shock: :? instead they had a Sunset Sherbert hash (14€/g) on the menu which was a pretty blonde crumbly dry sieved hash with a pretty intense fruity smell. Well at this point I had already scored some very nice fruity smelling hash from Coffeeshop Amnesia (review will follow) so I went for their Silver Kush hash (13€/g).

Silver Kush hash (13€/g) - Blonde crumbly dry sieved hash with a sweet lemony smell to it. Bubbles pretty strong when touched by the flame. Like with most of that crumbly dry sieved hashes I repress it by hand that the nice oils come out. Usually that gaves me a better taste and the hash gets more effective. The hash has a nice sweet lemony taste and the effect is a pleasent high/stoned that is strong enough. Like it :D

By the way when I was sitting there someone came in and was also asking for the Banana filtered... the dealer asked if he want to try the Silver Kush hash instead but he answered that he tried it already and it gaves him some headache :? luckily it hadn´t the same effect on me :D

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Re: Solo

Post by TransApenninesCouple » Sat 22nd Jun 2019 08:49 am

Marok21 wrote:
Fri 21st Jun 2019 04:30 pm
TransApenninesCouple wrote:
Sat 15th Jun 2019 02:02 pm
I returned to Solo several times last week and finally found Federico, the Italian budtender. There was no confusion so we talked a little about his products. Hyia is a good Moroccan pollen from landrace type beldia, excellent in the morning and during the day, taste and smoked clean, the right soft. Banana filtered was once again my favorite: very fine, good power with a well balanced effect! Federico said: Bello fortino il Banana!
Nice to hear that you found Frederico :D I didn´t saw him for longer time now...

Sadly their Banana filtered was off the menu :shock: :?
Federico works at Solo from sunday to Wednesday.... :wink: :mrgreen:

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Re: Solo

Post by Marok21 » Sat 22nd Jun 2019 09:24 pm

Ah good to know :mrgreen: I am in Amsterdam mostly at weekends so that explains why I didn´t saw him in the last time :lol: thanks

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Re: Solo

Post by Marok21 » Sun 14th Jul 2019 01:11 pm

Amnesia Bubble Hash (12€/g) - Second time I got this but this batch was very different to the last one. Last time it was a pretty
crumbly dry sift hash... now it´s a very creamy darker sticky hash that was stored in the fridge. At first when the budlady showed it to me it
didn´t looked so sticky... well it was stored in the fridge :lol: but I didn´t expected that it´s so sticky... after my not so good experiences with many ultra sticky hashes I usually try to avoid that kind of hashes mostly atm but that one smelled lovely of the used strain and so I decide to try it. Compared to the sticky hashes I got in the last time I was much happier with that one. As I said before it smelled better to me and the smell also transfered better to the taste :D also the high was more pleasent stony to me and overall more intense as the ultra sticky hashes I tried in the last moths.

Nevertheless I have to say that this ultra sticky hashes are still not my favorite hashes. There is a fine difference between them. The hashes from Greenhouse for example (Cheese Cream, Pure Kush Cream) I tried on my last trip were also oily and sticky but "in a good way". Really good consistency to me! Maybe they have less moisture in it or the hash was cured better :? Well it´s also a matter of taste :lol:

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Re: Solo

Post by FODSmith » Sun 18th Aug 2019 04:55 am

I was here last week, and a shop I already liked went up in my estimation after a customer came in looking in for a particular strain of herb (didn't catch what it was). They didn't have it, but the budtender said that Basjoe might, and told him what they had that was similar. Top marks for being helpful and not just trying to shift whatever's in stock.

He also mentioned that they'll do 5€ tasters of anything they sell. If I'd known that last month, when this place was apparently the only oasis of air conditioning in the entire centre of Amsterdam, I'd just have sat here all day going through the menu rather than risk heatstroke by crawling through the streets.

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