Basically, he's got a neat Beard and therefore can't be trusted. Salad days will return when he shaves the bastard off, or just lets it go, man. It's not the beard per se: a wild man of the mountains or unshaven look is fine and natural. It's when beards are too manicured I find them distasteful. The criterion being if you spend more time trimming your face fungus than you would spend shaving, you're a wanker.
UPDATE: I am getting flack from the hirsute community for this. To be clear: re-read above. I am not anti beards. Some of my best friends neglect to shave. I am however against neat, manicured beards for the same reason I'm against the Hoxton fin. Women style their hair. Men shouldn't make so much effort.