This review is based off of my experience with a concentrate derived from Querkle. I feel obligated to post my thoughts as this was a rather unique strain and while I may not have rated this 5-Stars, certain aspects of the strain most definitely worth making a review for. Due to it being a concentrate, I won't elaborate on appearance, but will on smell, taste, effects, and medical benefits.
Smell/Scent - Has a very sweet, candied fruit scent that is crisp and for lack of a better term, "clean". Maybe the word sharp fits as well? Regardless, the smell is most definitely pleasant and while it is easily noticeable, I wouldn't say it's over-powering either.
Taste - This is the area where this strain in concentrate form really shines. That same crisp/sharp aspect is very prominent; Almost like you're breathing in extremely fresh, cold air from the top of a mountain. The flavor though is unmistakably white grape to me. Almost as if you opened a jug of Welch's White Grape Juice, put your nose inside of the opening, and took a deep breath from the container. Incredibly distinct and caught me off-guard to say the least. The terpene profile is firmly in my Top 3 for Fruity/Sweet strains and easily in my Top 5-7 of all strains I've consumed (and I have sampled at least 100, and that is being conservative). If you appreciate the flavors of cannabis and the concentrates derived from them, this needs to be on your list of strains to try, and I was extremely skeptical of this prior to receiving it (not the biggest fan of TGA Subcool Genetics).
Effects - As others have eluded, this strain doesn't feel 80/20 indica personally. It does have a solid bit of sedation in the body, but far more cerebral effects than I'm used to from most indica dominant strains. Based on my experiences, I'd say my body reacts to it more like a 50/50 hybrid. We all have different bodies and will react differently though, but this is just my personal experience. Instead of consuming this at night, I usually will dab it towards the late afternoon/early evening between 3pm-7pm and will instead turn to something much better for me late at night like Purple Kush for example. In low doses this strain helps me focus and keeps my mind working well on a task, but in higher doses it can get quite spacey which turns out to be counterproductive. For this reason, I usually stick to lower doses (again, concentrates) as it does NOT serve my needs as a late evening/night/before bed strain. If it wasn't for the taste/flavor, I honestly don't think I would bother obtaining it again because it really doesn't check off enough boxes for me.
Medical Benefits - As I eluded to earlier, this strain may work much better for others than it has for me. I do experience some pain relief, but not a whole lot. If I'm at an 8 (out of 10) on the pain scale, Querkle is good for a 2 point reduction at best, and that is if I consume a large enough amount that the spacey effects start interfering with my day-to-day activities. To be completely honest, I don't think there is a single medical benefit that I can claim this is great for personally. I wouldn't use it for insomnia. If you have anxiety, I would start off on lower doses. Appetite stimulation & as an anti-inflammatory may be it's best medical benefits, but that is just me spit-balling.
I'm not saying it's a poor strain by any means and there may be a bunch of people that this strain is an absolute miracle for, but it's merely an amazing tasting strain for me and honestly, nothing more. The taste is so amazing though that for that reason alone, I will continue picking it up on occasion as a rotational concentrate used in conjunction with strains that actually benefit my medical conditions.
Personal Ideal Use - I think with the terpene profile paired with what I experience, this strain in concentrate form would be absolutely perfect during the Spring months. Find yourself on a cool Spring afternoon with a bit of rain while out hiking or fishing and I think the flavor would really accentuate the experience. I'd just make sure to bring along a couple additional strains that are better suited to my medical needs so that if the need presents itself, I'm not left floating down shits creek with only a Querkle.
Overall Rating: 24/40 (60%) 3 of 5 Stars