I am considering doing an English Dark Mild session beer with the WLP500 Trappist Ale yeast and a few questions have begun floating through my head.
1) Is this a good idea? I am really interested in the " distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics" of the strain. I think it could be a decent undertone to the mild style.
2) Does it change the beer in terms of "what the beer is"? I guess what I am trying to get at is, does using this yeast stop this beer from being an English Mild?
3) Any other suggestions for a fruit-producing strain that would work well with a Mild?
Planning - Dark-fruit Rye Wine, Cherry Brown Ale, Session Citrus IPA, SweetStone Pale Ale [MagicHat #9 clone]
Bottled - Experimental Gruit, SweetStone Pale Ale [Magic Hat #9 clone], Touch of Strange Graff (Brandon O's)
Deceased - Halzelnut Honey Brown, Orange Honey Heffe, Caramel Cream Ale