Three beers, specially denoting "Summer" on their label...
139: Anchor Summer Beer, Anchor Brewing Company, 4.5%
Smell malty. Slight sweetness. Pale colour. Tastes malty. Lager like. Dry. Does what it says on the tin. Quite carbonated. Meets my brief. Perfect BBQ beer. Not a deep thinker but fits requirement. Lightish. Refreshing yes.
140: Summertime Kölsch, Goose Island Beer Company, 4.7%
141: Summer Ale, Brooklyn Brewery, 5%
Smells more malty. More golden in colour. Tastes more hoppy. Overall has more flavour than the other summer beers Very very refreshing. Despite this, initially my impression was that it is not really for me. Although I enjoyed it more the more I drank. Just my taste though I think. Slight salty bacon flavour. Fits the bill. Is summery but I prefer the Anchor.
None quite met my expectations (perhaps unfounded and presumptuous)... i.e lemony herby flavours.... But all were certainly refreshing and very drinkable on a hot summers day with a BBQ. Sort of like lagers with a hint of something special. Just need to wait for a hot summers day to come around and will buy some more!