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lacing Lacelike patterns of foam that cling to a glass after the head has dissipated; typical of Belgian beers.
  
Lactobacillus A bacteria linked to beer spoilage, but used purposely in sour beers.
  
lagerBeer produced using bottom-fermenting lager yeast and usually brewed at lower temperatures than ales. Lagers are relatively newer than ales, as they were produced commercially only after modern refrigeration.
  
lauterTo separate sweet wort from spent grain after mashing, done in effect by straining.
  
lauter tunA brewing vessel where the lautering process takes place.
  
leathery Having an aroma of leather.
  
legsTracks or stringlike paths of beer that cling to a glass after the beer has been swirled.
  
legs Traces of liquid that stick to the glass after swirling a beer.
  
lemony Tastes or scents of lemon; usually refers to an herbal tang or lemongrass note in hops.
  
light Insubstantial or dainty in weight; can refer to a beer’s scent, taste, body or alcohol content, or to the beer itself.
  
light strikeAn event that typically occurs in beer housed in clear, green or blue bottles when exposed to sunlight. Acids in the beer react with sulfur compounds in UV rays, giving beer a "skunky" or sulfuric taste and/or smell.
  
lightstruck An off flavor characterized by a sulfuric, skunky aroma, typically due to a reaction between hops’ alpha acids and sulfur compounds in the presence of sunlight or electric light, indicating the presence of 3-methyl-2-butene-thiol. Clear, green and blue bottles are most at risk for lightstruck flavors. Also called "skunky."  
  
linaloolA terpene alcohol chemical naturally occurring in various flowers and herbs (including hops) that yields a pleasant floral (or sometimes peach) aroma in beer.  
  
Lovibond A scale used to measure a beer’s color.
  

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