Victoria Beer Review

Victoria Vienna Lager

Vienna Lager [Type 62] 4.0% ABV

I've been seeing this beer in the supermarket recently, so I thought I would buy a six-pack and see how it tastes. It is made by Modelo Cerveceria in Mexico. Pours a nice copper color, with a short white head. A pleasantly beery smell.

Rating

Nice dark malt, although a very light flavor overall. It gets better as it warms up just a little bit. Fridge temp is probably a bit cold. Has a bit of a buttery finish. If you like Corona, you will probably like this too. I think this is a perfectly respectable beer, although it might be nice if it were a dollar less a six-pack.

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Mexico's Gun Supply

I came across an excellent article from Stratfor, Mexico's Gun Supply and the 90% myth.

The meat is really this image:

Firearms traced to US from Mexican seizures

I had seen the 90% number in print, and it never really set of my bullshit detector, but I should have known better. I see lots of stories about gun smuggling to Mexico from the US, which is natural corollary to human and drug smuggling north. However, if you read the stories about the drug cartels in Mexico, you quickly realize that you can't buy fragmentation grenades and automatic rifles in the US. There is a certain amount of gunsmithing going on in Mexico to convert semi-autos into autos, but most of the stuff they are getting has to come from somewhere else. I'm not really sad about the 90% story, because I hope it will galvanize people to actually close the border, but it is a bit sloppy.