Okay, getting back on topic Leadgolem:
I can't speak about mandrake. Have never used it in an ale or lager.. To be honest, I have no idea what it is.
On pigeons! I'm surprised nobody has brought this up before. I have myself quite forgotten about the sublime quality a few drops of pigeon’s blood brings to a beer's heartiness. Honey malt brings a bit of sweetness, reptiles bring to beer what water is to vinegar, crocks turtles, and porcupines..Just hard to explain for a simple layman like me. All I can say is WONDERFUL!
But pigeons, ah... pigeons. Have you ever looked into a beautiful blue summer sky and then asked yourself a question about life? Have you ever laid down your head on a soft pillow and happy to be alive and grateful not dead? Have you ever just wondered why the sound of mach speed is relevant to the ground upon which you stead?
Well my friend maybe I'm alone in those questions...
But I will let you know one thing for sure. Pigeons bring to beer a simple pleasure for sure.
To what are you assured from that you probably ask?
Man that’s to easy..it's (lame) and a pain in your A$$