based on successes/attempts, for me it is Southern English Brown. 0/4. Low OG, low alcohol, fairly high FG and sweetness? Haven't come close without getting out of style size-wise.
I suspect stabilizing and back-sweetening is the way to go. No thanks; doesn't seem like my style anyway so no attempt #5.
otherwise, yeah, lagers. Especially non-hop-forward ones. I've fooled a few judges with a mediocre overhopped German Pils, but otherwise there's few places to hide.