Diesel weed strains

8 Best Diesel Weed Strains


Marijuana users prefer different cannabis strains for various reasons. One such reason is the smell or taste of marijuana. When considering the smell and taste, you also have many options. Some are fruity, skunky, and diesel-like. Whatever you choose depends on your preference.

In this post, we will focus on the diesel strains. We will list your best options when looking for diesel weed strains. So, let’s dive in without taking more time.  

What Terpene Smells Like Diesel?

Terpenes define the smell and taste of marijuana. These chemicals vary, and their concentrations will also tell how aromatic marijuana can smell.

So, what terpenes cause a diesel smell? The truth is that not a single terpene produces the gassy scent typical of diesel weed strains. It is a perfect combination of various terpenes. Diesel cannabis has high concentrations of myrcene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, and pinene. They may have other chemical compounds, but these are the main contributors to the diesel-like smell in most types of diesel strains.

Interestingly, the best diesel strains are also the most potent cannabis. They have high THC levels, usually soaring above 20%. And most diesel strains tend to be Sativa and Sativa-leaning hybrids, but some are Indica diesel weed strains.

When choosing your best-smelling weed strains, you can opt for diesel Indica or Sativa strains. You will always get your preferred flower for the desired effects.

Best diesel strains

Many marijuana strains can be classified as diesel strains. However, all of them have the same concentration level. So, here is the ultimate list of the best diesel cannabis strains to choose from:

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel strain bud

Sour Diesel is one of the best diesel weed strains that the West coast of the United States has to offer to the marijuana world. It is a popular and potent flower with a generous yield.

Sour Diesel is a Sativa-leaning hybrid cannabis consisting of 90% Sativa. This diesel weed is an offspring of Chemdawg and Super Skunk. You can see where it inherited its potency and diesel-like smell. Its THC level is about 19-25% but can go up to 30%.

Sour Diesel is packed with myrcene, limonene, pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. These terpenes give it a distinct gas-like aroma. Limonene, in particular, gives this diesel marijuana its pungent citrusy aroma and taste. Read the Sour Diesel strain review to learn more about this diesel cannabis.

Cherry Diesel

Cherry Diesel strain

As its name suggests, Cherry Diesel has diesel terpenes that give it its smell. It is featured on this list for its aroma. It is definitely one of the best diesel strains that come to mind when looking for one.

Cherry Diesel is a nearly balanced hybrid created by crossing Chery OG and Turbo Diesel. This cannabis strain is pungent with a cherry-centric flavor with some sweet diesel undertones. It is an equally potent marijuana strain with a THC value of 24%.

Cherry Diesel gives you the effects of both Indica and Sativa. Its high is both energizing and uplifting – exactly what you need for socializing and handling creative work at home.


Chemdawg strain cannabis flower

Chemdawg or Chemdog is a potent diesel weed with a THC level ranging from 16-22%. Though its terpene profile remains a secret, you cannot talk about gassy strains without mentioning Chemdog. That is because its parental lineage says it all. Chemdog is a cross between Sour Diesel and OG Kush.

Chemdawg is slightly Indica dominant, but still treats its users with a gassy aroma. It has a strong smell of sour diesel and wet earth, and is one of the loudest-smelling strains on the planet. Its scent can be detected a mile away.

Chemdawg will greet you with a euphoric high that briefly disorients you followed by a sharpening of the mind. You may need it to take on tasks that require creativity and focus.

Death Star

Death Star strain

The diesel terpenes in Death Star are myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene. This marijuana is a cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel. Its genetics explain why we have placed it among the best diesel strains.

Death Star is a very potent marijuana strain. It has a THC of about 16-22%. It is a beautiful purple flower, but there is a high pungent and gassy scent behind that appearance. Its flavor is also similar to its aroma.

Death Star hits fast and hard, relaxing your entire body in just minutes. You may opt for this strain to have a peaceful night after a long and stressful day.

Strawberry Sour Diesel

Strawberry Sour Diesel strain

As its name clearly states, this is one of the best sour weed strains you will find in the market. Strawberry Sour Diesel is also one of those strains similar to Sour Diesel, which is number one on our list.

Strawberry Sour Diesel is a cross between Sour Diesel and Strawberry Cough with a high potency fueled by 22% THC levels. It gives off intense berry and citrusy sour flavors with a fuel undertone. You can also expect a pungent combination in that complex sour diesel flavor profile.

Strawberry Sour Diesel has a motivating and energetic high typical of a Sativa-dominant hybrid like itself.

Original Glue

Gorilla Glue strain bud

Original Glue or Gorilla Glue #4 is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain resulting from a cross of Chocolate Diesel, Chems Sister, and Sour Dubb. This diesel marijuana strain is not for newbies. It is the most potent flower on this list, with a whopping THC level of about 30%.

Original Glue has a rich, chemical-diesel flavor, as well as a heavy and pungent aroma with a dank diesel undertone.

Original Glue is known for its body-melting effects, making it the best nighttime strain. The high starts with a blow straight to the head before you drop down into a state of deep physical relaxation. Choose it as your best diesel strain if you are used to a high level of mental stimulation.


Chiesel strain

Chiesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid resulting from a cross between NYC Diesel and Big Buddha Cheese. The name, in itself, reveals nothing about its diesel nature, but its lineage says it all. Chiesel is one of the most potent diesel strains, with THC levels reaching as high as 28%.

Chiesel packs a sweet and nutty coffee-diesel flavor. Its aroma also has a similar description, though you can also smell herbal cheese and spicy herbs.

This diesel weed first hits your brain with euphoria that leaves you giggly and uplifted. It may be best to consider if you have planned an outing.

Chemdawg Sour Diesel

Chemdawg Sour Diesel strain

Chemdawg Sour Diesel comes in last on our list of the best diesel cannabis, but should have placed higher. It is a slightly Sativa-leaning hybrid strain, resulting in a cross between Chemdawg D and Sour Diesel with a high THC level between 18-26%.

The top reported aromas of this diesel marijuana include pungent fuel, earth, lemons, and pine. Its flavor is also not far from its scent. Chemdawg Sour Diesel tastes like chemicals and lemons.

It is energizing, relaxing, and uplifting. In fact, you get the best of Indica and Sativa in one package.

Best Diesel Cannabis Strains at The Lodge

If you are looking for the best diesel strains, look no further than The Lodge. We have high-quality flowers professionally cured to retain your favorite diesel terpenes. Walk into any of our dispensaries to walk out with your diesel weed strains at the best price. You can also check the products on our menus to order online.

Also, don’t forget that we have the best fruity weed strains for you to check out. At the Lodge, your satisfaction is guaranteed.


What are diesel strains?

Diesel strains are marijuana strains with a gassy, pungent smell like fuel. In other words, they smell and taste like gasoline. They are mostly named “diesel.” Or, at least, there is that name in their lineage.

What is the best diesel strain?

The word “best” is relative because there are many cannabis strains in the diesel family. What you choose as your best diesel strain depends on your unique needs. But you can consider Sour Diesel, Chemdawg, Death Star, Original Glue, Chiesel, etc.

How many diesel strains are there?

There are over 800 diesel strains on the planet. In this post, we discuss some of the most popular and potent diesel strains.

Why does some weed smell like diesel?

The weeds that smell like diesel have a perfect combination of terpenes that gives them that profile. Myrcene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, pinene, and other terpenes are the cause.

What does sour diesel taste like?

Sour diesel taste is best described as earthy and citrusy. Marijuana strains with such a flavor profile are skunky and pungent.

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