Honestly, this is probably just as good as Paulaner. However, I've always stuck with Paulaner as a sentimental choice. Thankfully, unlike the unwritten Nascar rule where you have to pick Ford or Chevy, but not both, I am perfectly within my rights to enjoy both Franziskaner AND Paulaner, so every now and then I pick up some Franziskaner. If you want a good German hefe-weiss, then this is one of the few you will want to try. It has that lemon flavor, the unfiltered cloudiness that I love, and a wonderful yeast aroma.
Reviewed: April 24, 2004