I just finished a brew not unlike the one you describe. I threw it in the fermenter about 20 minutes ago. I usually do this brew as it gets hot out. It is rather lacking in big flavor, but it hits the spot on those super hot summer days.
5 lbs. Pale Malt
2 lbs. Pilsen Malt
1 lb. Rice Hulls
1 oz. Hallertau (4.5%) (60)
.5 oz. Saaz (5.5%) (30)
Nottingham Ale Yeast
By statistics, it would be classified as a Blonde Ale. I just call it my Summertime Ale. It finished at 1.040 and the color is about exactly what this smiley looks like
As much as I would rather have a big, malty beer, most of my guests rave about this one. I guess it appeals to the fizzy, yellow beer drinkers.