After an overnight rest in the warm weather (above 16 degC), unlocking my 2008 Jetta 2.5L SE, my OEM battery with the minimal "welcome" electronics -- remote open of the driver door a few seconds earlier; automatic turn on of the electronic speedometer and the foot lights (I keep the dome lights turned off through a switch); open hood -- measures 12.15V under such load through a 10-dollar voltmeter in the 20V mode.
However, a few seconds afterwards, the voltage suddenly jumps directly from 12.15V to about 12.27V, and then slowly climbs to 12.32V or so. I suspect this happens when the foot lights and the speedometer go off.
It would appear that 12.32V would put the battery into the 60% charge according to most of the State of Charge charts.
Is it fair to say that my battery has finally been resurrected? (I haven't had to jump start it in months, but, then again, overnight temperatures have not been much below about 10degC for quite a long time now; I also suspect that the extra hot temperatures in the daytime may have helped to dissolve the crystallisation.)