I'm looking to brew a berry-flavored hefe (something in the vein of Leinenkugel), but with a bit of a twist. I was first thinking of adding some vanilla extract, but I know some yeast strains can have a bit of a vanilla characteristic. Does anyone have any suggestions on any strains that have a strong vanilla component? I'd be leaning toward a weizen or wit strain, but I'm willing to experiment. Also, is there a temperature range or any other fermentation variables that can enhance the vanilla (like under/overpitching)?
In going with the fruit/berry/sweetness combo I'm fine with banana and/or bubblegum flavors, but I'd prefer to keep the clove to a minimum. Thanks!