This is clearly the second worst witte beer I have ever had after the craptacular but generically, expansively called Belgian Witte - the yellow lollipop beer - reviewed last year and available under that link above. Sam Adams White Beer is not so bad that it is foul - it is bad because it barely resembles a witte. No bright citrusy tang of Hoegaarden, no light cloudy colour of Ommegand Witte, no lees upon which it sat or whipped egg head under which it sat like Blanch de Chamblay. It is something like a muddled fruit beer with far too much hop in the profile for a witte. If it is orange in colour, like some beer advocates allege, it is an orange found in an mid-August junior high locker clean out. Yet it is not foul and I never thought of pouring out the bottle.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."